Welcome to the California Early Care & Education (ECE) Workforce Study

The California ECE Workforce Study collects essential statewide information about early educators working with children ages birth to five. It will provide important information on the challenges faced by educators and providers due to the COVID-19 pandemic – including health and safety, resources, and economic concerns – in order to better inform effective early care and education workforce policy. This study will also offer a statewide and regional picture of the ECE workforce and contribute to an ongoing, comprehensive workforce data system. The study includes child care center directors, center teaching staff, family child care providers, and transitional kindergarten teachers. Participants who complete the survey are eligible to receive an incentive.

This study is being conducted by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California, Berkeley, and our research partner EW Research.