ERIC Number: ED475673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Matching Funds for Retention Incentives for Early Care and Education Staff: Evaluation. Year One Progress Report, 2001-2002. Policy Brief.
Hamre, Bridget; Grove, Rebecca; Louie, Justin
This progress report highlights findings from the first year of a 3-year evaluation of the Matching Funds for Retention program, a child-care retention incentive (CRI) program. It includes initial rates of professional development, training, and retention of 677 program participants in four California counties (Napa, San Luis Obispo, Siskiyou, and Ventura). Specifically, the report provides preliminary information on the following: the types of CRI programs designed by the counties; the characteristics of program participants and how the program design is associated with these characteristics; the number of children the CRI services; the number of participants who work with infants and toddlers, children with special needs, or children whose primary language is not English; the types of training activities the programs are engaging; and whether CRI programs encourage retention with the early-care and education work force. Data for the evaluation were gathered through telephone surveys of project participants and information on program costs in the four target counties. Additionally, demographic and work-characteristics data on program participants in 14 other counties were analyzed. Thus both quantitative and qualitative studies were completed. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures, and 17 endnotes, some of which contain references.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Labor Turnover, Nursery Schools, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Employment, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Salaries
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), University of California, Berkeley School of Education, 3653 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670. Tel: 510-642-7223; Fax: 510-642-9148; e-mail: PACE123@socrates.berkeley.edu; Web site: http://pace.berkeley.edu/pace_about.html. For full text: http://pace.berkeley.edu/Pol.Br.03-1_Press.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Policy Analysis for California Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California