Unfortunately, low wages and lack of benefits equates to high turnover for early childhood educators in today’s workforce which results in fragile
care and supports for our youngest Alaskans.
Survey with the goal to support and strengthen the workforce by identifying and developing a wage compensation model for Alaska.
compensation practices in Alaska as well as early childhood and school-age educators’ attitudes towards wages and compensation.
State of Alaska. Survey participants were also invited to participate in post-survey interviews or focus groups.
were cited as the primary reason early educators were planning on leaving their current jobs within five years. Additionally, the interview results
verified the survey results that teachers are underpaid, have a lack of benefits and feel undervalued, which contribute to high turnover among
- Improve EC educators’ compensation and strengthen the competency of early childhood and school-age educators.
- Integrate the work and goals of Alaska SEED Steering Committee’s Professional Development Plan, Learn & Grow (Alaska’s Quality Recognition
& Improvement System) and the support of the State of Alaska in order to implement and improve the wages and benefits for Alaska’s early
childhood and school-age educators.
The Alaska SEED Steering Committee is reviewing these recommendations now and looks forward to taking steps to strengthen the competencies and compensation
of our early childhood and school age workforce.
thread and Alaska SEED are excited to share this comprehensive final report, Wage and Compensation Model for Alaska’s Early Care and Education with you.
Learn More and Get Involved!
- Click here to read and share the full Wage and Compensation Model report.
- Executive summary also available.
- Helpguide thread in extending services to organizations with employees in need of child care and family support. Participate in
the Alaska Employer Early Care and Learning Survey
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