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Compensation for ECE Educators

May 9, 2016

In The Huffington Post, Marcy Whitebook, Ph.D., and Lea J.E. Austin, Ed.D., discuss the rationale for increased compensation for educators in early childhood education. Whitebook, who is involved with CASJE's Jewish Early Childhood Education area of focus, is director of the Study of Child Care Employment, a program of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California at Berkeley. Austin is a specialist at the Center. They write: 

Additionally, high quality early care and education largely hinges on the positive and sensitive relationships early educators establish with children to promote their learning and development—- made even more challenging without reliable and livable wages. High-quality early care and education and higher wages for early educators go hand in hand - we can’t have one without the other, a fact well-established by research conducted over the last quarter-century.

Read their entire piece: "If Only We Appreciated Early Educators Enough to Pay Them Worthy Wages."

Read an earlier piece from Whitebook, Lisa Farber Miller, and Janet Harris: "Fair Compensation for Educators of Jewish Children."

For more information on CASJE's Jewish ECE research program click here.