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McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Olson Krista L., 2021
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Since 2016, the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index has tracked the status of the early care and education workforce and related state policies in order to identify promising practices for improving early educator jobs and changes over time.…
Gould Elise (Elise Lorraine), Whitebook Marcy, Mokhiber Zane, Austin Lea J. E., 15 January, 2020
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This resource is an interactive online tool with individual state information. State fact sheets estimate the costs of a fully phased-in overhaul of each state's early care and education system, based on outlined core principles of a values-based…
Datta A. Rupa, Whitebook Marcy, Edwards Bethany, Greenberg Erica, 2020
Multimedia

This 45-minute webinar features two guest research teams. Marcy Whitebook and Bethany Edwards from The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California, Berkeley present findings from "California's ECE…

Datta A. Rupa, Whitebook Marcy, Edwards Bethany, Greenberg Erica, 2020
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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a 45-minute webinar that features two guest research teams. Marcy Whitebook and Bethany Edwards from The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California, Berkeley…

Austin Lea J. E., Edwards Bethany, Chavez Raul, Whitebook Marcy, December, 2019
Reports & Papers

This research snapshot analyzes national and selected state-level datasets from the NSECE and builds upon our analysis first included in the Early Childhood Workforce Index (McLean, et al., 2018). (author abstract)

Whitebook Marcy, October, 2019
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The 2012 NSECE allows us to examine wage disparities among early educators nationally, across four categories of center-based programs based on funding source and sponsorship: school-sponsored public pre-K, community-based public pre-K, Head Start,…
Gould Elise (Elise Lorraine), Whitebook Marcy, Mokhiber Zane, Austin Lea J. E., 23 July, 2019
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This paper makes the case for aligning the costs of our ECE system with what is required to create a strong and sustainable system. Herein, we model a system to meet the needs of all families in California and solve the myriad problems the current…
Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Dichter Harriet, 2019
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After a review of nearly a dozen local, state, and national approaches to estimating the cost for ECE services, five approaches were selected for review. We chose models based on our assessment of their relevance to current public policy discussions…
McLean Caitlin, Whitebook Marcy, Roh Eunice, 2019
Other

Competing views on the primary reasons for compensation reform, what compensation reform looks like, and how to achieve compensation reform have led to the promotion of a variety of initiatives labeled "compensation strategies," some of which do…

McLean Caitlin, Whitebook Marcy, Roh Eunice, 2019
Executive Summary

As a result of this increasing awareness of the problems of low wages, a growing consensus within the early childhood field recognizes that something must be done to improve compensation. Yet, little consensus exists on the primary reasons for…

Austin Lea J. E., Edwards Bethany, Whitebook Marcy, October, 2018
Reports & Papers

This brief directs stakeholders to three more recent, though not comprehensive, sources of information about the California early childhood workforce: 1) local workforce data sources from three counties; 2) annual federal data collected by the U.…

Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Chavez Raul, September, 2018
Reports & Papers

The quality of a state's early childhood education (ECE) system is an extension of the condition of its workforce. After providing an overview of California's ECE workforce, this chapter identifies best practices for ensuring a strong ECE…

Copeman Petig Abby, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Dean Allyson, August, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes findings related to early mathematical content included in early childhood education degree programs across eight states. Conducted between 2012 and 2017, the studies explored how institutions of higher education and their…
Thomason Sarah, Austin Lea J. E., Bernhardt Annette, Dresser Laura, Jacobs Ken, Whitebook Marcy, May, 2018
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Nowhere are the distinct dynamics more pronounced and challenging than for those employed in human services industries. This paper focuses on an important subset of these workers: those who provide homecare and early care and education services to…
Whitebook Marcy, McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., April, 2018
Other
Notwithstanding valiant efforts and some significant progress over the past few decades, an early care and education (ECE) workforce data deficit has endured, with persistent shortcomings in our data collection efforts at the national and state…