Benefits rewards & support: Incentives to build quality & reduce turnover in the Iowa child care workforce [Executive summary]
Iowa State University. Community Development-Data Information & Analysis Laboratory, January, 2006
(CD-DIAL No. 165). Ames: Iowa State University, Community Development-Data Information & Analysis Laboratory.
A summary of an examination of strategies to reduce turnover and increase retention in the child care workforce in Iowa, including increased professional development opportunities, wages, and benefits
An evaluation of the SaMCARES program: Round 9 (2008-2009) [Executive summary]
Applied Survey Research, September, 2009
San Mateo, CA: Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo.
A summary of findings from an evaluation of SaMCARES, an intervention program to increase the retention and improve the quality of the early childhood education workforce in San Mateo County, California, based on information from a survey of and database records on program participants
Examining the Chicago early childhood teacher pipeline [Executive summary]
Klostermann, Brenda K., 2010
(Policy Research: IERC 2010-1). Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois Education Research Council.
A summary of an examination of the higher education process of early childhood teachers in Chicago, Illinois and recommendations for recruitment and retention strategies by higher education programs and early education employers, based on an analysis of enrollment data and a survey of students in early education programs at Chicago State University, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Dominican University, Erikson Institute, Northeastern Illinois University, National-Louis University, Roosevelt University, St. Xavier University, and University of Illinois at Chicago
Executive summary: Recruitment and retention challenges and strategies
Child Care Human Resources Sector Council, 2009
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Child Care Human Resources Sector Council.
A summary of an examination of Canadian early childhood education and care workforce recruitment and retention strategies from an economic and human resource management perspective
Final report for the "Investing in Early Educators" Stipend Program [Executive summary]
Los Angeles County (Calif.). Child Care Planning Committee, January 2006
Los Angeles: Los Angeles County, Office of Child Care.
A summary of an evaluation of the California "Investing in Early Educators" Stipend Program, a retention initiative that awards stipends linked to the education of qualified child care and early education workers, based on a survey comparing the retention and career advancement of program participants and nonparticipants
First5 LA: High School Recruitment Pilot Program evaluation [Executive summary]
Evaluation & Training Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.), 14 December, 2012
Los Angeles: First 5 LA.
A summary of an evaluation of an initiative in Los Angeles, California, to recruit high school students into the early care and education (ECE) workforce that examines recruitment outcomes and student interest in and knowledge of the ECE field, based on student surveys and focus groups and on key informant interviews
The Illinois early childhood teacher reserve pool study [Executive summary]
Klostermann, Brenda K., 2006
(IERC 2006-4). Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois Education Research Council.
A summary of a study of the current supply of qualified early childhood teachers in Illinois who are currently not working in public schools, based on a survey questionnaire
Losing ground in early childhood education: Declining workforce qualifications in an expanding industry, 1979-2004 [Executive summary]
Herzenberg, Stephen, 2005
Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute.
An examination of the difficulty in attracting and holding onto a qualified early childhood education (ECE) workforce in various child care settings which create wider implications for the overall quality of ECE, the long-term outcomes for children, and the workforce community at-large
Pipelines and pools: Meeting the demand for early childhood teachers in Illinois [Executive summary]
Presley, Jennifer B., 2006
(IERC 2006-3). Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois Education Research Council.
A summary of an inquiry into the ability of the current and future supply of qualified early childhood teachers in Illinois to meet the expected increase in demand from the expanding state-funded preschool program, based on data from a state reporting system of higher education and on a survey of currently certified teachers who are not working in public schools
Practitioners' experiences of the Early Years Foundation Stage [Executive summary]
Brooker, Liz, 2010
(Research Report DFE-RR029). Runcorn, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education.
A summary of an exploration of teachers' perceptions of the first eighteen months of the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage, an early childhood framework to promote the use of effective practices and developmentally appropriate activities based on interviews of and focus groups with more than 190 early childhood practitioners across the United Kingdom
Recruitment and retention of childcare, early years and play workers: Research study [Executive summary]
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, March 2003
(Research Report No. RR409). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.
A summary of a predominately qualitative study of child care, early years, and play workers in Great Britain intended to identify successful and less successful approaches to the recruitment and retention of these workers to inform the country’s national recruitment campaign, including child care workers’ own perspective of what attracted them to this sector and encourages them to remain
Shedding new light on staff recruitment and retention challenges in child care [Executive summary]
Doherty, Gillian, 2005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Child Care Human Resources Sector Council.
A summary of a study identifying factors that predict recruitment and retention difficulties in the Canadian child care field
Staff recruiting and retention in early childhood care and education and school-age care: Executive summary
Minnesota. Department of Children, Families & Learning, 2001
St. Paul, MN: Wilder Research Center.
An analysis of child care wages and benefits, turnover rates and the reasons why child care providers leave their jobs, and general strategies to increase staff retention.
Training and retention in the First Nations ECE sector: A report from the frontlines [Executive summary]
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, November, 2012
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: BC Aboriginal Child Care Society.
A summary of an examination of worker and educator experiences of efforts to train and retain the early childhood education (ECE) workforce in First Nations communities in British Columbia, Canada, based on survey responses from 109 ECE workers in First Nations communities, key informant interviews with 4 early childhood educators and 9 representatives of post-secondary education institutions, and two focus groups with 15 early childhood workers in First Nations early childhood development programs
Vermont credential/accreditation bonus program survey [Executive summary]
Waterbury: Vermont Division of Child Care Services.
A summary of a study of the influence of a child care credential and accreditation program offering $1,000 bonuses on the educational level of the child care workforce, workforce turnover, and the quality of child care in Vermont, based on a survey of 137 individual providers and 70 programs who received the bonuses
Washington State Child Care Career and Wage Ladder Pilot Project: Phase 2: Final evaluation report [Executive summary]
Washington (State). Department of Social and Health Services, 2004
Olympia: Washington (State) Department of Health and Social Services.
An evaluation of a program that used TANF reinvestment funds to increase staff retention in licensed or certified child care centers.