Selected Reports


—Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth through Eight, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
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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
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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


Help Advance the Early Education Workforce!


Promote the valuable work early educators do to support young children's development, learning, and success in school and in life.


  • Talk to policymakers today about the early education workforce and urge support for education recognition and fair compensation.  Find legislators at www.ncleg.net


  • Review the Coalition's Workforce Policy Proposals and send us your comments. Click here.



​​Advancing the Early Education Workforce through Research, Policy and Advocacy​

NC Early Education Workforce Snapshot


Education


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.


Wages


  • Directors: $16.00 per hour
  • Teachers: $10.97 per hour
  • Assistant Teachers: $9.97 per hour.



Source:  The Early Care and Education Workforce in North Carolina, Child Care Services Association, 2015