ERIC Number: ED318578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Raising Child Care Salaries and Benefits: An Evaluation of New York State Salary Enhancement Legislation.
Marx, Elisabeth; And Others
Effects of the first year of New York State's salary enhancement program for classroom and supervisory staff in licensed, not-for-profit child care centers, including Head Start, were evaluated. The evaluation was designed to help New York policymakers assess the effectiveness of this approach to improving child care staff recruitment and retention and to assess its strengths and weaknesses as a model. After a brief introduction, contents focus on background and related work, methodology, problems relating to recruitment and retention of staff before the salary legislation, funding recipients, funding use, program impact on recruitment and retention, program impact on low-income child care, and plans for sustaining the gains of the salary legislation. Evaluation findings suggest that early results of the legislation are promising. In New York City's subsidized day care centers, the only centers which had funding for a full year, turnover rates for classroom and supervisory personnel fell considerably. The allocation of funding across the state was accomplished equitably in accordance with the goals of the legislation. Conclusions are drawn and recommendations offered. An appendix details the evaluation methodology. The text is supplemented by 17 tables of data. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Labor Turnover, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Salaries, State Legislation, State Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries
Bank Street College of Education, Division of Research, Design and Policy, 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Public Advocacy Research, New York, NY.; Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)