Family Day Care
Group Family Day Care
Because I will be ready to retire To get a job with benefits within the child care field
To get a job with better benefits outside the child care field Because of burnout or stress To get a job with better pay outside the child care field To get a job with better pay within the child care field Other Because of health reasons Because my own children will be in school To get a job with better hours To go back to school
19% 18% 15% 14% 12% 11% 10%
20% 24% 15% 13% 9% 13% 8%
pay and benefits, retirement, and burnout and stress were indicated as significant concerns of the survey respondents.
Table 11. Reasons that providers reported they may stop caring for children by type of care. Source: Early Care and Education Workforce Study, 2008.
Income and Benefits
Day Care Centers Table 12 shows the average entry level and average for the position salaries and hourly wages for employees in day care centers. Also included in the table is the average
number of hours worked per week for the typical staff member in each position. Table 12. Average salaries and hours worked by staff at day care centers by position. Source: Early Care and Education Workforce Study, 2008.
Head teachers (UPK)
Head teachers (child care)
Assistant Teachers (UPK)
Assistant Teachers (child care)