Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 1: Staffing

1.4 Professional Development/Training

1.4.6 Educational Leave/Compensation

1.4.6.2: Payment for Continuing Education


Directors of centers and large family child care homes should arrange for continuing education that is paid for by the government, by charitable organizations, or by the facility, rather than by the employee. Small family child care home caregivers/teachers should avail themselves of training opportunities offered in their communities or online and claim their educational expenses as a business expense on tax forms.
RATIONALE
Caregivers/teachers often make low wages and may not be able to pay for mandated training. A majority of child care workers earnings are at or near minimum wage (1).
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
REFERENCES
  1. Center for the Child Care Workforce, American Federation of Teachers. 2009. Wage data: Early childhood workforce hourly wage data. 2009 ed. Washington, DC: AFT. http://www.ccw.org/storage/ccworkforce/documents/04-30-09 wwd fact sheet.pdf.