ERIC Number: ED362328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Alameda County Survey of Child Care Center Salaries, Benefits, and Working Conditions: 1992.
Child Care Employee Project, Oakland, CA.
This report documents current wages, benefits, working conditions, and turnover rates for child care teaching staff in Alameda County, California, based on a random proportional sample of 121 center-based programs. The centers represented various types of full-day programs throughout the county, including church-sponsored, non-profit government subsidized, non-profit unsubsidized, for-profit, and school-sponsored operations. Much of the information is presented in charts which delineate: (1) salaries by region; (2) benefits provided; (3) salaries by auspice in northern Alameda County; (4) trends in teachers' wages in northern Alameda County, 1986-92; (5) trends in assistants' wages in northern Alameda County, 1986-92; (6) trends in directors' wages in northern Alameda County 1986-92; (7) salaries by auspice in southern Alameda County; (8) trends in teachers' wages in southern Alameda County, 1989-92; (9) trends in assistants' wages in southern Alameda County, 1989-92; (10) trends in directors' wages in southern Alameda County 1989-92; and (11) salaries by auspice for different regions of the county. Teacher and assistant turnover rates in both northern and southern Alameda County increased significantly. The report concludes that without major improvements in salaries and working conditions, qualified staff in California and other states will continue to leave the child care field for jobs that offer a living wage. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Employee Project, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers: California (Alameda County)