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Child care hiring and retention challenges driven by low pay


In 2022, Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center researchers learned about challenges facing the Texas child care workforce by conducting a representative statewide survey of 816 child care program directors. Overwhelmingly, directors report that hiring and retaining high-quality early childhood educators is the biggest challenge they face. Further, directors identify low industry pay as the root cause behind staffing challenges. (author abstract)

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