‘Broken’ economics for preschool workers, child care sector

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‘Broken’ economics for preschool workers, child care sector

Child care workers make less than parking lot attendants, dog-walkers
Director Jenny Cimbalnik talks with a child at the Wallingford Child Care Center in Seattle. A dire workforce crisis in a booming U.S. economy is forcing many in the child care industry to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than Sesame Street. Non-compete and “hold-harmless” legal agreements, college tuition incentives for workers and steep waiting-list fees for parents are fast becoming the norm.
Vincent Seeborn, 2, reaches out from a structure on the playground at the Wallingford Child Care Center in Seattle. A dire workforce crisis in a booming U.S. economy is forcing many in the child care industry to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than Sesame Street. Non-compete and “hold-harmless” legal agreements, college tuition incentives for workers and steep waiting-list fees for parents are fast becoming the norm.
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