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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDHxRseiRa8

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
Publisher: 
Other
Author: 
Harriet Dichter and Ashley LiBetti
Resource Type: 
Length: 
49 pages for brief; 1 hour for webinar
Publication Date: 
2021