(Arlington, VA, Tuesday, November 12, 2019) – Early childhood educators play a critical role in educating children in the most crucial phase of brain development, which sets the foundation for all future learning. However, the low compensation of the childcare workforce makes it hard to attract and retain staff.

Policymakers at the state and national levels are in a position to take action on increasing support for early childhood educators through tax credits and other strategies designed to incent professional development and increase compensation.

Research shows that the quality of child care can either positively or negatively affect a child’s development. Investing in the quality of the early learning workforce is needed to ensure high-quality early childhood education and success in children’s school readiness.

Please help your listeners get involved by placing this PSA in heavy rotation between now and Friday, January 10, 2020. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

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