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Whitebook, Marcy; Schlieber, Marisa; Hankey, Aline; Austin, Lea J. E.; Philipp, George – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2018
Early educators often do not have even basic expectations of working conditions -- such as program policies providing for payment for planning time, staff meetings, and professional development; a salary schedule accounting for experience and varied levels of education; and provision of health, retirement, sick-, and vacation-leave benefits that…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Background, Teacher Salaries
Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2004
Demand for child care services has grown steadily over the last few decades due to demographic trends, public policies, newly discovered links between brain development and early environments, and the number of parents entering the labor market for reasons such as welfare reform. As a result, most U. S. children under five spend time on a regular…
Descriptors: Career Development, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Persistence
Owens, Christine; Stoken, Amy; Fritts, Jonathan; Magar, Michele; Bellm, Dan; Shukla, Renu; Vardell, Rosemarie; Wayne, Claudia; Whitebook, Marcy – 1997
Research on child care quality and experience in the field shows that the quality of working conditions are linked to a caregiver's ability to provide quality care. Noting that legal rights that generally apply to most child care teachers are not upheld in every workplace, this guide provides information on federal legal rights of child care…
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Employer Employee Relationship
Phillips, Deborah; Crowell, Nancy; Whitebook, Marcy; Bellm, Dan – 2003
Research on parents has shown the critical contribution that linguistic input plays in fostering early literacy, but there have been no systematic studies of the literacy of the early care and education workforce and its role in fostering quality early learning environments. This report examines the literacy levels of early childhood educators in…
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment