Approximately 60% of all Wisconsin children in early education settings are in group or family child care programs, yet the professionals caring for these children earn low wages and few benefits. As a result, child care professionals often leave their programs, and children’s social-emotional development is negatively impacted.
The Reward Wisconsin Stipend Program is working to change this. Reward provides salary supplements to child care professionals based on their educational attainments and longevity in the field. Rewarding child care professionals for their commitment to the field is one of the best ways to reduce turnover. With a turnover rate of less than 1%, Reward salary stipend recipients are providing children with lasting social-emotional benefits.
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