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Document Number: 9908

Who’s Caring for the Kids?: The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois – 2008 - This report documents the changes and trends of the Illinois early childhood workforce since the state was called to make improvements in 2001. The report finds that diversity of the workforce hasn’t changed, education attainment among lead teachers in community-based programs has increased, teacher compensation is still correlated with program location as well as type of center, and alternative certification programs and new workforce policies have emerged that helped increase the supply of early childhood teachers. Finally the report presents several recommendations to further strengthen the workforce. (McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, 2008)...


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