Report Finds Troubling Pay Gap for Early Childhood Teachers

Earlier this month, we published an article highlighting a recent report compiled by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE). This report looked at the current state of early childhood employment conditions and policies in every state. Their findings found that, on average, early childhood educators were earning low pay and weren’t required by the states to have a bachelor’s degree.

Messages about the poor early childhood conditions across the nation have also popped up in other places across the web. In June, the U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services released a report that found “while education and training requirements have increased for early education teachers, workforce pay has not. In fact, early learning caregivers and teachers with a Bachelor’s degree earn nearly half the average earnings of individuals with a Bachelor’s degree overall.”

You can read a wonderful summary of this report on the U.S. Department of Education’s website, here.

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