- November 7, 2016. Poverty Wages for U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover. Greensboro was highlighted in an NPR Morning Edition story about pay for childcare teachers and professionals. While education requirements for early care professionals has increased dramatically, pay hasn’t kept pace. Learn more about the issue, which is critical to stabilizing the early care workforce so high-quality early care and education is affordable and accessible for all families.
- November 7, 2016. When It Comes to Infant-Toddler Care and Development, It’s All About Relationships. Check out the latest research about practices that child care centers can adopt to develop and support caring relationships between young children and their caregivers. Read more.
- October 22, 2016: U.S. Parents are Sweating and Hustling to Pay for Child Care. In Guilford County, families pay an average of $902 every month for childcare for their infants with annual expenses higher than that of paying for a college education at a state school. How are families doing it? Check out this NPR article that is part of a series on working families.
- October 17, 2016. The Weight of Their Experiences: The impact of childhood trauma on learning. A study by the Public School Forum explores how “adverse childhood experiences” (ACEs) impact child’s ability to learn and function in the classroom. Data shows a high prevalence of ACES — exposure to domestic violence, poverty, traumatic divorce, abuse/neglect and more — among North Carolina’s children. The study explores how we might create school and other environments in which every student has a chance at success. Read more.
- October 12, 2016. To Retain More Parents, the Military Offers a Better Work-Life Balance. To attract, engage and retain both men and women, the military is doing things differently than other employers. Learn more about some unique benefits in this traditionally highly competitive, highly mobile field.
- October 6, 2016. Countries Around the World Beat the U.S. on Paid Parental Leave. See how other countries are increasing their competitiveness and quality of life measures, and how the U.S. may be falling behind on this key indicator of workforce engagement and healthy child development.
See more articles from the NPR series Stretched: Working Parents’ Juggling Act.