Educators, directors, and family child care providers are the key to high-quality early care and education. Yet little is known about California’s current ECE workforce (particularly in terms of demographic characteristics, educational attainment, training, tenure, turnover, wages, benefits, well-being, and working conditions), making it difficult for local and state leaders to plan for workforce needs.
In order to create a detailed portrait of the ECE workforce, UC Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE), in partnership with the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network, will be conducting a California Early Care & Education Workforce Study of early educators across California in 2020.
How it Works
CSCCE will randomly select child care centers and family child care providers to participate. If your program is selected, you will be contacted by CSCCE’s research partner, E&W Research and will be given the option to complete the survey online or by phone. Participants who complete the survey are eligible to receive a gift card. While participation is not mandatory, your perspective is extremely valuable. The input you provide will help inform decision-makers as they address the wide variety of needs for the workforce and respond to recent policy and funding interventions.
This study is being conducted in partnership with the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network and is funded by the California Department of Education: Early Learning & Care Division, First 5 California, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Elena Montoya at CSCCE.