Professional Characteristics of the Early Care and Education Workforce: Descriptions by Race, Ethnicity, Languages Spoken, and Nativity Status

Racial and ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity in early care and education (ECE) settings are emerging as critically important aspects of provider quality. Young children from a variety of racial and ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds benefit from culturally diverse experiences in the classroom, as well as experiences that support their households’ cultural background. This… Read more »

Strategies for Workforce Recovery in Response to the Current Crisis

This resource outlines a menu of actionable strategies for local leaders for workforce-related recovery efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding recession. These strategies focus on evidence-based interventions and approaches which promote inclusive recovery. We categorize these strategies by goal, type of action, and phase of pandemic reopening so local leaders can choose… Read more »

Inflexibility in mothers’ work schedule associated with behavior problems in children

Building on earlier research linking work schedule inflexibility with parenting stress, a new article in the Journal of Family Issues links mothers’ perceived work schedule inflexibility to child behavior problems at age five. With data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, the authors found a small, but statistically significant, association between mothers’ work… Read more »