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Tobacco Tax Revenue to Fund Raising the Status and Earnings of Childcare Teachers - an example of Public-Private Partnership

A MAJOR MULTI-YEAR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PLAN TO RAISE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND THE EARNINGS OF CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOL TEACHERS IS ABOUT TO KICK OFF.  THE REASON FOR WANTING TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND THE LOS ANGELES CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOL WORKFORCE IS BECAUSE THIS WORKFORCE IS BELIEVED TO BE CRITICAL TO THE ECONOMY.  

 

Los Angeles, June 2012 - First 5 LA has joined forces with university academicians, local preschool education experts and Los Angeles business leaders, to undertake a major multi-year effort to raise the professional standing and earnings of nearly 41,000 local women and men they believe are critical to the growth and vitality of the L.A. County economy due to their work in childcare and preschool education.

First 5 LA is a child-advocacy organisation created by California voters to invest tobacco tax revenues in programmes for improving the lives of children in Los Angeles County, from prenatal through age 5.

First 5 LA has teamed with UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA Forecast, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) L.A. County Office of Education (LACOE) and L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce to put their combined weight behind a campaign to nurture, strengthen and expand L.A. County's childcare and preschool workforce.

Representatives from UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, L.A. County Office of Education and UCLA Forecast joined First 5 LA at their public-private partnership announcement recently. ECEWorks! is a public outreach effort of First 5 LA's Early Care and Education Career Development Policy Project.

ECEWorks! will highlight the professional work of L.A. County's nearly 41,000 childcare workers and preschool teachers. It will focus attention on their critical role in providing childhood learning, comprehension and social development to hundreds of thousands of L.A. County children aged 0 to 5 each year.

ECEWorks! intends to show the economic might of L.A. County's ECE workforce. In 2011, childcare centres, licensed family childcare homes and licensed preschools contributed $US1.7 billion to the L.A. County economy.

ECE is a growth industry. It tops legal services, hotels, women's retail clothing stores and other small businesses in terms of total L.A. County employment. But despite the ECE field's economic standing, L.A. County lacks enough career childcare workers and preschool teachers to meet the region's growing demand for childcare services. Hampering hiring efforts is the fact that ECE workers earn far less than their teaching counterparts in K-12 education.

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