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This report examines the demographic, educational, and employment characteristics (including compensation and benefits) of staff employed in center-based ECE programs throughout Marin County. The findings bring attention to the low wages and economic insecurity of the ECE workforce, particularly against a backdrop of one of the highest costs of living in the country. Key findings include high churn of teaching staff and a diverse workforce stratified by job role. The data were also examined by program type, participation in QRIS, and funding source.

This report is an extension of the SEQUAL Marin County study, Teachers’ Voices: Work Environment Conditions That Impact Teacher Practice and Program Quality – Marin County.