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Report Urges More Preschool Slots

December 7, 2006 Economics and FinanceWorkforce
Stephanie Reitz, Associated Press

A new report recommends spending more than $102 million by mid-2009 to bolster early childhood education by adding thousands of new preschool seats statewide. The report, which also recommends more advanced training for preschool teachers, comes from a group that Gov. M. Jodi Rell created last February to improve and expand early childhood education in…

Work & Family: High teacher turnover can affect preschoolers

August 31, 2006 Workforce
Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal

There has been little or no improvement in turnover in recent years, says Steve Barnett, director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, a New Brunswick, N.J., nonprofit.

Survey: Child care at risk

August 9, 2006 Workforce
Dana Hull

Field Facing Low Pay, Turnover, Retirements

Child-care workers give up cash for career

July 18, 2006 Workforce
Andrea Bushee

Childcare workers in the state earn an average of $8.88 per hour or about $18,500 per year.

Center offers education for teachers, children

July 7, 2006 Workforce
Douglas Sams

The Center has the resources to serve 215 children from 6 weeks to 12 years old, including 14 classrooms, four indoor play areas, observation booths for training and three playgrounds. But its other role – the one businesses and educators applaud – is on-the-job training for Georgia’s newest teachers, the foot soldiers in the effort…

Opinion: Getting back to basics

June 30, 2006 OutcomesWorkforce
Frank Moraga

Educational opportunities desired by all groups

Early education confronts great divide

April 17, 2006 Workforce
Sarah Evans

Pre-kindergarten teachers' pay stays low as requirements go up

La. sets private pre-K standards

August 10, 2004 Workforce
Mark Ballard

Blanco wants 'baseline' to evaluate non-public facilities

It’s as simple as ABC: Preschool teachers should have a B.A.

July 28, 2004 Workforce
Greg Toppo

Preschool teachers should have at least a bachelor’s degree — and get salaries that match those of public elementary, middle and high school teachers, an influential education group says. In a report issued Tuesday, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) calls for what amounts to a complete makeover of the nation’s early…

Parents Try to Cope as Day Care Workers Strike

June 10, 2004 AccessWorkforce
Leslie Kaufman

In anticipation of a walkout, the city issued emergency care certificates over the last week to the 27,000 low-income parents who rely on the city’s day care centers, nearly all of which were closed yesterday. Still, many parents were not able to find alternative arrangements on such short notice and were struggling to get through…