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Opinion: We pay more to park cars than to care for children


November 10, 2002
Workforce
Judith H. Chase
The Morning Call

In Pennsylvania, early childhood workers are better educated than the general population — classroom head teachers at licensed centers are required to have post high school degrees — yet they cannot command competitive salaries. A recent legislative survey found that degreed child care teachers earn $16,556, on average, and aides earn $11,427.