Early childhood educators are vital to a high-quality program. For eligible programs that opt-in to receive the workforce initiative funding, this amount of funding must be used on strategies within the “Personnel Costs” category. This may include increased hourly wages, benefits (health, retirement, educational, etc.), premium pay, retention, recruitment and other strategies to support the workforce.
For more information on allowable uses of these funds visit the Office of Child Care website. Additional ideas and information for the use of these funds will be shared soon!