Childcare and Early Learning
High-quality childcare provides a healthy foundation for social well-being, intellectual development and economic wellbeing . However, the increasingly high cost of quality childcare pushes it out of reach of many working families, and many childcare centers fail to recruit and retain qualified staff due to poverty-level wages in the field. Early childhood education degrees have the lowest projected earnings of all college graduates, despite providing an invaluable service to children and families. In order to ensure high-quality childcare that is accessible to all families, EOI is working with community allies and stakeholders to expand state investment into early childhood education centers to alleviate cost burdens for families and to secure fair compensation and society respect for early childhood educators.