Who Cares? Child Care Teaching and the Quality of Care in America
- Author(s): Whitebook, Marcy;
- Philipps, Deborah;
- Howes, Carollee
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://cscce.berkeley.edu/who-cares-child-care-teaching-and-the-quality-of-care-in-america/
This landmark study explored how teaching staff and their working conditions in 225 centers affect the caliber of center-based child care available in the United States. It first brought public attention to the problem of low wages and high turnover, and children attending lower-quality centers and centers with more staff turnover were less competent in their language and social development.