Improving Compensation for Infant/Toddler Educators

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children announce the release of  a new report, Improving the Compensation of Effective Infant/Toddler Educators in Rhode Island, developed by a state task force that reviewed current data, researched national best practices, and developed a set of recommended strategies to improve the compensation of infant/toddler educators who work in child care, family home visiting, and Early Intervention programs. 

The early childhood professionals who provide the day-to-day services for infants and toddlers are supporting the development of healthy brain architecture upon which all future learning and development is built. Yet wages for infant/toddler educators remain well below the wages of kindergarten teachers and below the levels needed to meet the basic needs of individuals and families. Read the Final Task Force Summary here.

T.E.A.C.H. State Profiles

The Task Force received support from ZERO TO THREE’s and T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center.

T.E.A.C.H. State Profiles
The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Initiative is heralded by experts in the field as a national leader in creating solutions for early childhood education workforce challenges. National outcomes can be found in the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® 2018-2019 Annual Program Report.