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ERIC Number: ED524215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Milwaukee County Child Care Providers Appear Ready for YoungStar: Local Providers Compare Favorably to State as a Whole. Research Brief. Volume 99, Number 4
Kovach, Melissa
Public Policy Forum
In collaboration with the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA), the Public Policy Forum surveyed 1,425 child care center directors, center employees, and family child care providers statewide. The survey was designed to provide a picture of the status of Wisconsin's child care workforce in terms of educational attainment, experience, professional credentials, and wages and benefits earned. The survey results are useful in analyzing providers' readiness for the state's new child care quality improvement initiative, the YoungStar Initiative. Compared to the state as a whole, Milwaukee County's 223 respondents demonstrate higher rates of professional memberships, use of professional development programs, and attainment of credentials. In some categories, the county sample showed higher levels of education among staff. Because many of these factors can earn a provider a higher rating under YoungStar, Milwaukee County providers may be better prepared for the new regulations in these areas. (Contains 12 charts and 3 tables.) [This research was conducted in partnership with Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. Additional funding was provided by the Charles D. Jacobus Family Foundation.]
Public Policy Forum. 633 West Wisconsin Avenue Suite 406, Milwaukee, WI 53203. Tel: 414-276-8240; Fax: 414-276-9962; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Greater Milwaukee Foundation; Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation; Joyce Foundation; Weiss Family Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Forum
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin