ERIC Number: ED382396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking the Link: A National Forum on Child Care Compensation (Airlie, Virginia, April 29-May 1, 1994).
National Center for the Early Childhood Work Force, Washington, DC.
This report presents the results of a national forum on the compensation of child care workers which sought to develop strategies to break the link between what parents pay for child care and what child care providers earn. A total of 56 policymakers, researchers, economists, and child care advocates met for 2 days to review current child care policies at the federal, state, and local level and develop solutions to the problems of low wages, poor fringe benefits, and resulting high turnover among child care workers. The report reviews programs that have been successful in supporting high salary levels for child care workers, such as U.S. Army child care programs, the North Carolina TEACH scholarship-compensation support program, and the Wisconsin Quality Child Care Grants. The remainder of the report addresses future directions in the advocacy of improved compensation for child care workers, focusing on changing social attitudes, public policy initiatives, financing strategies, and coalition building. A list of forum participants is included. (MDM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Compensation (Remuneration), Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Policy, Government Role, Grants, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Seminars, State Programs, Teacher Salaries
National Center for the Early Childhood Work Force, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1037, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Early Childhood Work Force, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Army; North Carolina; Wisconsin