This 2001 report chronicles the history of the over 30 year struggle to address inadequate compensation in the early care and education field. It describes the growing awareness of the links between poverty level wages and quality of care, and the efforts made at local and national levels to improve compensation. Although not reflecting the most recent compensation initiatives, it provides valuable insights on the history of the field and important developments in working on these still unresolved issues.
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Conducting research and proposing policy solutions aimed at improving how our nation prepares, supports, and rewards the early care and education workforce since 1999.