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The Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder

Career and Wage Ladder

Fact Sheet | John Burbank | February 1, 2016

Policymakers and educators alike agree: high-quality early learning depends on the competency, education, and compensation of a child’s teacher/caregiver.[1] While Washington has made strides on the first two factors, it has failed to ensure early childhood teachers are adequately compensated, even with an av

Despite its proven success, future of Wage Ladder uncertain

Career and Wage Ladder

Gary Burris | February 10, 2011

When it comes to improving the quality of early childhood education, nothing beats a caring, compassionate teacher with training, experience and education in the field. Unfortunately, while the profession of early childhood teaching is personally rewarding, it offers woefully low salary and benefits. An educa

Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder

Career and Wage Ladder

Fact Sheet | January 15, 2009

The most important elements of high-quality early childhood education are the compensation, consistency, and education and training of child care teachers. Based on this knowledge, in 2005 the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law House Bill 1636, the Early Childhood Education Career and Wage La

Watching cars pays better than watching kids in Washington State

Career and Wage Ladder

Aaron Keating | June 26, 2008

Emily Yoffe spent two weeks volunteering at a day care center to find out whether she can “cut it as a day care worker, one of the most exhausting, worst paid, and smelliest jobs in America.” Halfway through her article on Slate.com, she points out: only a handful of the more than 800 occupations surveyed by

Washington’s Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder

Career and Wage Ladder

Fact Sheet | January 28, 2008

First instituted in 2000, the Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder (the Ladder) sought to improve the quality of child care by supporting the career goals of child care workers, based on policy research indicating the most important elements of high quality early childhood education are the compen

Washington State Career and Wage Ladder Evaluation

Career and Wage Ladder

Report | February 15, 2005

The most important elements of high-quality early childhood education are the compensation, consistency, and education and training of child care teachers. The Washington State Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder is a successful public-private partnership between the state and child care centers.

The Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder

Career and Wage Ladder

Report | Jennifer Moon, Jennifer Moon | July 1, 2004

High-quality early learning and care are fundamental to ensuring educational excellence and children’s readiness to learn. Twenty-five years of research and analysis have shown that children in high-quality early learning and care programs are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, and earn

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