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The work lives of family child care providers in Colorado: Factors associated with provider job intentions and well-being

Resource Type: Fact Sheets & Briefs
Author(s): Schaack, Diana; Le, Vi-Nhuan;
Date Issued: September, 2017
Publisher(s): University of Colorado at Denver; NORC
Description: The purpose of this research brief is to explore the job perceptions, occupational burnout, depression, and job intentions among a sample of family child care providers in Colorado. Specifically, this brief addresses the following research questions: 1. What motivates family child care providers to stay in their jobs? 2. What are family child care providers' most significant job frustrations? 3. What are family child care providers' levels of occupational burnout and depression? What personal, workplace, and policy factors predict their occupational burnout and depression? 4. What percentage of family child care providers intend to leave their jobs within the next two to three years? What personal, workplace, and policy factors predict providers' intention to leave their jobs? (author abstract)
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Source: (Colorado Early Childhood Workforce Survey 2017, Research to Practice Brief 6). Denver: University of Colorado at Denver. Retrieved from
Topics: Child Care & Early Education Providers/Organizations > Provider Type/Setting > Family Child Care & Early Education

Child Care & Early Education Provider Workforce
Country: United States
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