Yahoo! News | Heather Long (via The Washington Post)
“The pay is absolute crap for what’s required for the position… I can’t afford to live on my own and work the child care jobs that I am qualified for.”
The US economy is reopening steadily, calling for more child care resources. But early educators, who have long been under-compensated and under-resourced, are leaving the field, further revealing the importance of maintaining a strong, qualified early childhood workforce for long-term economic stability.