Does Biden’s Plan for a $15 Minimum Wage for Child Care Workers Go Far Enough?

Chalkbeat Colorado | Ann Schimke

“It’s hard to recruit in the field when Target is paying more than you make as an early educator. At least at $15 an hour, there is some competitiveness there.” – Dir. of Research & Policy Meg Franko

As part of the American Recovery Plan, President Biden last week announced a proposal for child care professionals to be compensated with a $15 minimum wage. Colorado early care and learning experts wonder if this is a great enough investment in such an essential field.

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