Early education workers have been paid low wages for years, but as public programs grow, the issue is increasingly on reporters' radars.
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September 24, 2015
May 01, 2015
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
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
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
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
A top personal finance group urges college students not to major in child studies.
November 19, 2014
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
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
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
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.