Early child care workers report low pay, high stress, lack of benefits

Nebraska’s early child care providers face low compensation, high stress and a lack of health and retirement benefits, according to the results of a survey by the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and the University of Nebraska.

The survey received more than 1,600 responses from child care providers and teachers across four settings — licensed home-based child care programs, licensed center-based programs, public pre-kindergarten programs and elementary programs serving children in kindergarten through third grade.

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