The Child Care WAGE$® Program
- An Evidence-Informed Initiative. WAGE$ is a proven way to increase the education, retention and compensation of early educators, which means higher quality care for children.
- A Win-Win for Children and Teachers. Stability is one of the key factors in quality early care and education. The bond that children create with their teachers sets the groundwork for learning, enabling better success in school and life.
May 1st is Worthy Wage Day – a day to build community awareness and highlight the importance of quality care for children and its relationship to worthy wages for child care work.
Valuable Tax Credits
You’ve been working hard – get the tax credits you deserve! Visit www.nwlc.org/loweryourtaxes or download the flyer (English or Spanish) for more information about tax credits that you may be eligible for.
The Lowly Child Care Worker
Read an article by Sue Shellenbarger, from the Wall Street Journal’s The Juggle Blog, entitled “The Lowly Child-Care Worker.” This latest blog entry focuses on the demands of being in the early childhood profession and the lack of wages, salaries and benefits associated with it.