The California Early Care and Education Workforce Study was conducted to provide statewide and regional information on the early care and education workforce, with a special focus on the challenges faced by educators and providers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the fall of 2020, CSCCE surveyed child care center directors, center-based teaching staff, licensed family child care providers, and transitional kindergarten teachers. Those findings will be released as the data are analyzed. The Workforce Study findings will help policymakers and community leaders develop effective plans to support the needs of early educators as programs face long-standing and pandemic-related challenges and the state of California invests unprecedented funding in early care and education. 

The study was conducted by CSCCE in partnership with the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network and funded by First 5 California, the California Department of Education: Early Learning and Care Division, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Please also see our COVID-19 resources and publications page, which includes California-specific data on the impact of this crisis on programs and their staff.

California ECE Workforce Study Publications