Equity and Provider Voice in Early Care and Education

Too often, important decisions are made about the early care and education workforce without the guidance of the workforce itself, which is overwhelmingly comprised of women of color. It is important to acknowledge racial disparities in the profession and to center the voices of educators in policy discussions. 

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Racial Wage Gaps in Early Education Employment

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) — The historical and pervasive undervaluing of labor performed by women and minorities in the United States has combined to create one of the most underpaid workforces in the country: those who care for and teach young children. This paper explores and documents the disparities. (Alliance Funded) (December 2019)

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Identifying and Addressing Barriers in Higher Education for Early Childhood Educators

T.E.A.CH Early Childhood National Center — Building on the Center’s experiences using a multi-state team approach to address big policy and funding issues, T.E.A.C.H. worked in Florida and Pennsylvania to identify barriers to ECE college admission, coursework completion, and graduation and explore solutions to the identified barriers. (Alliance Funded) (November 2019)