Originating in North Carolina through Child Care Services Association, the Child Care WAGE$® FLORIDA Project aims to improve child care quality by reducing turnover and encouraging the continued education of early childhood teachers (including center staff and family child care providers). This program provides education-based salary supplements to early childhood teachers working with children ages birth to five.

This program is designed to provide young children with more stable relationships with teachers (a key component of quality) by rewarding teacher education and continuity of care.

The following counties are now funding Child Care WAGE$® participants:

  • Broward
  • Miami-Dade

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