The 2023 Iowa Child Care Workforce Study is complete and the full report is available.
The purpose of this study was to generate a deeper understanding of who Iowa’s child care workforce is and the challenges they are facing. Iowa’s child care providers are committed to work they find meaningful, and the majority would like to remain in the field as long as possible.
Unfortunately, Iowa faces critical challenges in recruiting and retaining providers due to low wages and lack of sustainable educational advancement opportunities. Findings from the recent 2023 Iowa Child Care Workforce Report offer a statewide perspective on provider needs and provide recommendations to advance the state of our workforce.
Stay tuned for more findings and highlights to be released in the coming months, and engage with state leaders to consider recommendations from this statewide initiative led by the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children and conducted by partners at Iowa’s Integrated Data System for Decision-Making.
CCR&R releases a November EP Newsletter for child care programs.
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