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The value of early childhood educators: A pathway forward to salary parity for community-based organizations


The purpose of this report is to build a framework for estimating the cost of salary parity and to produce a cost estimate of salary parity for certified group teachers and center directors in community-based early education programs. While this report does not cover the cost for salary increases for all teaching staff and support staff in child care centers, it opens up a pathway to salary increases for all staff going forward. The two questions that this report answers are: 1) What is the increased cost associated with giving certified group teachers in CBOs the current salaries as their equally qualified unionized counterparts in public schools? 2) What is the increased cost associated with maintaining the same salary differential between certified group teachers and directors in child care centers? (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
United States
New York

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