The Improving Child Care Compensation Backgrounder 2021 provides tactical information to help leaders better understand the policy levers available to support early educator compensation, which is so critical right now when we can finally address this critical problem. In this update, we’ve included examples of states and counties implementing in different ways the eight strategies covered in the backgrounder, which are: compensation scales and standards, wage stipends and bonus payments, individual tax credits for child care educators, ARPA child care stabilization subgrants, child care assistance, benefits, apprenticeships, and pre-K parity for child care.
The Improving Child Care Compensation Video Series provides interviews with leaders whose work is covered in the Improving Child Care Compensation Backgrounder 2021.
Home-Based Child Care: Embedding Wellness in HBCC Systems through Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework for High Quality (Benchmarks)
Archived Webinar September 21, 2023
This recording and slide deck are from the September 19, 2023 Home-Based Child Care Webinar.
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.
Report August 17, 2023
As the number of young multilingual learners— children who speak language(s) other than English—increases throughout the country, the focus on supporting language development, rooted in diverse cultural, linguistic, and developmentally appropriate practices, becomes a critical component of the early childhood care and education (ECCE) system.