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September 24, 2015

As Preschool Programs Expand, Teacher Pay Under Scrutiny

Early education workers have been paid low wages for years, but as public programs grow, the issue is increasingly on reporters' radars.

May 01, 2015

Immigrants Well-Represented in Early-Education Workforce, Report Says

Immigrants account for 18 percent of the early-childhood workforce, a slightly higher percentage than are represented in the workforce at large, a new report says.

April 02, 2015

All Lead Preschool Teachers Should Have B.A., Top Advisory Groups Urge

Creating a minimum education standard for pre-K teachers was among recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council for improving the country's early-educator workforce.

February 20, 2015

Word Gap Exists Among Early Educators Too, Says Workforce Expert

If the White House's call for universal preschool is going to be answered effectively, educating the early educator workforce is essential, says one university professor.

December 09, 2014

Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,

November 26, 2014

Hand That Rocks the Cradle Gets $30K a Year

A top personal finance group urges college students not to major in child studies.

November 19, 2014

Study: Low Salaries Leave Many Child-Care Workers Near Poverty

An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.

October 09, 2014

Preschool Teacher Ranks More Diverse, Female Than K-12

If you're a public school teacher in this country, chances are good that you're also a white woman. At the preschool level, the picture is slightly different.

April 08, 2014

Flash-Mob Event Aims to Spotlight Early-Childhood Issues, Coordinator Says

Organizers in Indiana hope that preschoolers across the state will take part Thursday in simultaneous dancing at preschools and day-care centers to raise awareness about early-childhood education.

March 19, 2014

Child-Care Workers Aim to Unionize, Face Opposition, Study States

Fourteen states now allow home-based child-care providers in state-funded operations to unionize, but there is much opposition to the movement, a new study states.

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