Greater investments in both families and early childhood care and education professionals are mutually beneficial.
Let's get the child care and early learning we deserve while paying our child care workers a living wage.
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One child care seat for every four children under the age of 6. Only 1 infant and toddler center seat for every 37 children. Average monthly rates for child centers range from $1,100 to $1,800. Child care providers earn on average between $13 and $17 per hour, which is far below what's needed to make a living wage.
HCAN Speaks! and the Hawaii Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance (HECAA) want to work with legislators to improve the entire early childhood care and education sector from birth through five, uplift the professionals at the heart of it and improve options for children and families. We recognize that greater investments in both families and early childhood professionals are mutually beneficial. And, we work to improve the system to work better for each.
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