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Low pay, outdated ideas about field hurt early childhood educators: report

Low pay, outdated ideas about field hurt early childhood educators: report

Nearly half of child care workers in Illinois are part of families that rely on public assistance, according to a new report that calls for long-overdue action to improve the wages of the people tasked with caring for kids in the earliest years of their lives.

Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley on Thursday released the first of what they expect to be a biennial state-by-state analysis assessing the workforce conditions in early childhood education.

Despite growing recognition of the importance of early education in kids' development and efforts to improve quality of care, there has been spotty progress in improving the quality of early childhood...

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