By a Thread: How Child Care Centers Hold On to Teachers, How Teachers Build Lasting Careers

Title

By a Thread: How Child Care Centers Hold On to Teachers, How Teachers Build Lasting Careers

Year

2004

DOI

10.17848/9781417524457

Abstract

Marcy Whitebook and Laura Sakai examine how child care programs and their staff subsist in a field characterized by low pay, low status, and high turnover and what the impacts of these factors are on the quality of child care provided.

Files

Download 1. An Overview of the U.S. Child Care Industry (81 KB)

Contents

  1. An Overview of the U.S. Child Care Industry
  2. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  3. The Role of Staffing in Improving and Sustaining Center Quality
  4. Turnover and the Quality of Child Care Services
  5. Who Leaves? Who Stays? Who Joins?
  6. Work and Family Issues as Factors in Career Decisions
  7. Rewards and Stresses of Child Care Work
  8. Conclusions and Recommendations

ISBN

978-0-88099-301-2 (cloth); 978-0-88099-300-5 (pbk) ; 9781417524457 (ebook)

Subject Areas

EDUCATION; Early childhood; Childcare; Preschool and early education; K-12 Education; Teachers and compensation

By a Thread: How Child Care Centers Hold On to Teachers, How Teachers Build Lasting Careers

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Whitebook, Marcy, and Laura Sakai. 2004. By a Thread: How Child Care Centers Hold On to Teachers, How Teachers Build Lasting Careers. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9781417524457