Advancing the Early Education Workforce through Research, Policy and Advocacy
NC Early Education Workforce Snapshot
Degree in any field: 80% of directors, 62% of teachers, 46% of assistant teachers
Degree in early education: 47% of center director, 38% of teachers, 28% of assistant teachers.
Source: The Early Care and Education Workforce in North Carolina, Child Care Services Association, 2015
Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth through Eight, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Child Care Staffing Study, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depend on a High-Quality Workforce - Low Compensation Undermines Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Education, June 2016
Early Childhood Workforce Index, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2016
North Carolina Workforce Index, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2016
The Early Care and Education Workforce in North Carolina, Child Care Services Association, 2015
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