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Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) is focused on achieving comprehensive public investments that enable the early childhood workforce to deliver high-quality care and education for all children. 

CSCCE conducts specialized research and proposes policy solutions aimed at improving how the nation prepares, supports, and rewards the early care and education workforce to ensure young children’s optimal development.

Our state allies can call on CSCCE to:

Provide research findings and insights tailored to their states.

CSCCE has deep research on the child care workforce for each state, and can help allies use that research in new and powerful ways.

Help them strategize ways to leverage data to drive policy conversations about early childhood workforce compensation, data systems, and higher ed.

CSCCE can help state allies think about the role of workforce issues in their overall early care and education.

Additional Alliance-funded support for state advocacy includes:

    • Development and promotion of the Early Childhood Workforce Index. An effective tool that compares states, puts wages in context of local living wages, and more, this resource can be foundational to ECE workforce advocacy in a state. CSCCE also works to disseminate the Index to the broader policymaking community through promotional materials that highlight ECE workforce issues, such as reducing racial stratification, increasing compensation, improving working conditions, reforming higher education, and improving the collection of data.