Attracting, Supporting and Retaining a Qualified Workforce

Check out the second in a series of policy briefs by WECA and the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families entitled, “Attracting, Supporting and Retaining a Qualified Workforce.” The link between the early care and education workforce and program quality has been documented in numerous studies, but funding to improve the quality of the workforce (in terms of higher compensation and greater support) has been put on the back burner in our nation’s time of economic stress. In this brief, we document the challenges of attracting, supporting and retaining a qualified workforce: low compensation, lack of professional development support, and high turnover in the field.

Click here to read the entire brief and stay tuned for further collaborative studies. This project has been made possible by the generous support of the Joyce Foundation.

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