About Us

Established in 1999, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) is focused on achieving comprehensive public investments that enable the early childhood workforce to deliver high-quality care and education for all children. To achieve this goal, CSCCE conducts research and policy analysis about the characteristics of those who care for and educate young children and examines policy solutions aimed at improving how our nation prepares, supports, and rewards these early educators to ensure young children’s optimal development. CSCCE provides research and expert analysis on topics that include compensation and economic insecurity among early educators, early childhood teacher preparation and access to educational opportunities, work environments, and early childhood workforce data sources and systems. CSCCE also works directly with policymakers and a range of national, state, and local organizations to assess policy proposals and provide technical assistance on implementing sound early care and education workforce policy.

Research and policy activities conducted by CSCCE are currently supported by: the Heising-Simons Foundation, First 5 California,  the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,  the Blue Shield of California Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Alliance for Early Success, the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, the TIME’S UP Foundation, and the Tides Foundation..


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