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Improving Child Care Compensation Backgrounder 2021

This issue brief outlines eight strategies with state examples for improving child care compensation: (1) compensation scales and standards; (2) wage stipends and bonus payments, (3) tax credits for child care educators; (4) ARPA stabilization subgrants; (5) child care assistance; (6) benefits; (7) apprenticeships; and (8) Pre-K parity for child care. Although focused on early childhood, these strategies are applicable to the school-age field too. There is also a webinar, Child Care Compensation Counts: 8 Strategies, with panelists from IL, DE, and PA to share work they are doing on compensation scales and wage stipends.

BUILD hopes to hold provide more events on the other six strategies. This resource supports equity. 

Related Topics: 
Systems Building
Professional Development
Program Design and Management
Recruitment and retention
Fiscal management and sustainability
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Harriet Dichter and Ashley LiBetti
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49 pages for brief; 1 hour for webinar
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