Learn more about the reform needed to build a thriving early care and education (ECE) system. Investigate how California’s early educators are well-equipped to teach transitional kindergarten. View ECE workforce earnings in each state, especially compared to K-12 educators.

Key Findings

California’s center-based early childhood teachers have extensive practical experience, averaging 15 years of teaching children birth to age four.

In Iowa, the median wage for child care workers was $9.35 in 2019, a 3% decrease since 2017.

The wages of early educators are directly tied to the ability of families to pay.


View CSCCE’s latest research, policy recommendations, and commentary on the early care and education workforce and the need for public investment.

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