Massachusetts Capacity Study Research Brief: Characteristics of the Current Early Education and Care Workforce Serving 3-5 Year-olds
Year Published: 2003
This research brief outlines the characteristics of the current workforce serving children ages 3-5 years, and begins the discussion of the needs of the field to implement universal preschool in Massachusetts. Specifically, this brief addresses two questions about the workforce: What are the characteristics, including educational qualifications, compensation, benefits, and turnover or retention of the current preschool ECE workforce in Massachusetts? How are these characteristics distributed across the various licensed preschool ECE sectors (centers, public school preschools, family child care, Head Start) and geographic regions in the State?