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

One-fourth of California’s teaching staff belong to a union. Most are women of color.

Washington D.C. ensures premium-free healthcare coverage for its early childhood educators.

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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