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California Early Care and Education Workforce Study

The state’s most comprehensive workforce study, conducted in 2006 and again in 2020.

COVID Publications

CSCCE has closely monitored federal, state, and local policies around the provision of emergency child care during the coronavirus pandemic.

Profiles in Early Education Leadership

This series explores the history of early care and education through the overlooked contributions and advocacy of teacher leaders, particularly women of color, over the past century and a half.

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2020

The newest edition of our biennial report provides a data-rich look at state-based policies and conditions for the early care and education workforce.

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2018

In addition to state-by-state analysis, the 2018 Index reported the first findings of racial wage gaps within ECE, and how a wage penalty disproportionately affects Black women.

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2016

The 2016 edition was the first comprehensive state-by-state analysis of early childhood employment conditions and policies.

Learning Together

The Learning Together study is a four-year project that focuses on four California counties’ efforts to expand bachelor’s degree opportunities in early care and education for working adults.