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Uncertainty Ahead Means Instability Now: Why Families, Children, Educators, Businesses, and States Need Congress to Fund Child Care
State by State Survey Briefs Released: December 2022
In October 2022, more than 12,000 early childhood educators from all states and settings responded to a new ECE field survey from NAEYC. The results of this survey in each state continue to show that relief helped, but uncertainty about the future is impacting the present. Staffing shortages caused by low compensation are leading to supply shortages that negatively impact families’ ability to work, children’s access to safe and quality care, and educators’ health and well-being. Far too many educators are considering leaving the field, threatening an exodus that—if not reversed with the support of public investments in the ECE workforce—will deepen the supply, quality, and affordability crises for years to come.
Download each state's specific survey data below to see quotes and survey respondents' data on stabilization fund usage and impact; staffing shortages and supply; and educator well-being. Reach out to [email protected] with questions.
District of Columbia (DC)