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The Early Care & Education Workforce: Job Satisfaction & Staffing

Employers across the nation are experiencing staffing challenges, and Louisiana child care providers are no different. Over 80% of child care providers in Louisiana reported at least one staffing cost increase or challenge, and over two-thirds worried about short- and long-term staff turnover. Even while the current early care and education workforce is extremely satisfied with its work and career choice, studies show turnover among child care teachers to be much higher when compared to K-12 teachers.

These survey results show that while child care workers enjoy and take pride in their work, that alone may not be enough for them to remain with their employers long-term.

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