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Kwon Kyong-Ah, Ford Timothy G., Jeon Lieny, Malek Adrien, Ellis Natalie, Randall Ken (Kenneth Edwin), Kile Mia, Salvatore Alicia, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Using a holistic conceptualization of teacher well-being in concert with the Job Demands and Resources (JD-R) framework, our interdisciplinary study examined associations among various job demands and resources and whole teacher well-being (i.e…

Farewell Charlotte V., Powers Jamie N., Puma Jini E., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate quality of work life in early childhood education (ECE) centers and implement a total worker health (TWH) pilot project with a small sample of ECE teachers. Methods: An evidence-based…
Linnan Laura, Vaughn Amber, Smith Falon T., Westgate Philip, Hales Derek, Arandia Gabriela, Neshteruk Cody, Willis Erik, Ward Dianne Stanton, 15 May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Child care workers are among the lowest paid US workers and experience a wide array of health concerns. The physical and mental demands of their job and the lack of employer-provided health-insurance increase health risks. The Caring and…
University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 07 April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This statement addresses issues related to the provision of emergency child care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including arguments against Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and recommendations.
Gebhart Tracy, Garrison Hallie, Franchett Audrey, Fojut Jackson, Epstein Dale J., Madill Rebecca, June, 2020
Reports & Papers

To better understand whether the geographic location of the ECE workforce might be associated with variations in well-being, Child Trends examined differences in Arkansas's ECE workforce by region and by urbanicity. Measures of well-being were…

Grant Ashley A., Jeon Lieny, Buettner Cynthia K., May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To understand factors that might impact teacher turnover, the current study explored predictors of early childhood teachers' professional commitment, which we define as a teacher's psychological bond to their profession and work as a teacher,…
Starke Karla Romero, Kofahl Marlen, Freiberg Alice, Schubert Melanie, Gross Mascha Luisa, Schmauder Stefanie, Hegewald Janice, Kampf Daniel, Stranzinger Johanna, Nienhaus Albert, Seidler Andreas, 17 April, 2019
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this systematic review, we aimed to summarize the evidence on the association between being a daycare educator working with children and the possible increased risk of parvovirus B19 infection compared to the general population.…
Faulkner Monica R., Gerstenblatt Paula, Lee Ahyoung, Vallejo Viana, Travis Dnika, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Childcare providers face multiple work-related stressors. Small studies of childcare providers have suggested that providers have high levels of depression compared to the general population. However, unlike other caregiving professions, the…
Schreyer Inge, Krause Martin, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article investigates links between staff working conditions in children's day care centres (Kindertageseinrichtungen -- known as Kitas in Germany), job satisfaction, commitment and perceived stress at work. Data are based on the nationwide,…
Macfarlane Kym, Lakhani Ali, Cartmel Jennifer, Casley Marilyn, Smith Kerry, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Inclusion Support Facilitators support Early Childhood Education and Care centres in Australia to provide an inclusive environment for the children they serve. To date no research has examined the causes of job stress faced by these professionals.…
Whitaker Robert C., Dearth-Wesley Tracy, Gooze Rachel A., Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The quality of the relationships between teachers and young children affects children's social and emotional development and their academic success. Little is known, however, about whether the amount of workplace stress experienced by early…
Moritz Erin D., Hanson Blake M., Kates Ashley E., Smith Tara C., May, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Infectious agents have the potential to thrive in child daycare facilities. Asymptomatic Staphylococcus aureus carriage is a risk factor for developing infection and contributes to transmission. Methods: We collected swabs from 110…
Mathias Debi, Bella Jill, Bloom Paula Jorde, 20 January, 2015
Multimedia
This webinar introduces the Early Childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES), a tool that assesses ten dimensions of organizational climate in early childhood programs. It highlights the integration of this survey into broader quality initiatives.…
Mathias Debi, Bella Jill, Bloom Paula Jorde, 20 January, 2015
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that introduces the Early Childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES), a tool that assesses ten dimensions of organizational climate in early childhood programs. It highlights the integration of this…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2014
Reports & Papers
A recent report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages, highlights the relationship between poverty-level wages and high turnover among early childhood teachers. High turnover in early childhood…