Fact Sheet Wage Supplements Strengthen the Child Care Workforce
Reflections on the DC Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund
Justin B. Doromal, Eve Mefferd, Heather Sandstrom, Erica Greenberg, Laura Jimenez Parra, Victoria Nelson, Elli Nikolopoulos
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This fact sheet shares 2023 survey and focus group findings from early educators eligible for from the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund in the District of Columbia. Findings describe the perceived of the payments on the child care field. Early educators share that the Pay Equity Fund helps advance fair pay that reflects their credentials and responsibilities, increases their capacity to focus on children’s needs and development, and promotes retention.

Research Areas Workforce Children and youth Wealth and financial well-being Greater DC
Tags Child care Child care and early childhood education Child care and workers Early childhood education Job markets and labor force Job quality and workplace standards
Policy Centers Center on Education Data and Policy Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
Research Methods Data analysis Data collection Qualitative data analysis Quantitative data analysis
States District of Columbia
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
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