Welcome to the 2023 California Early Care & Education (ECE) Workforce Well-being Study

Welcome! The California ECE Workforce Well-being Study is a longitudinal study of the California ECE Workforce Study that will collect survey data at two different time points over a period of two years (in March 2023 and March 2024). It will provide important information about:

  • The ongoing health and well-being, and challenges faced by educators during a period of economic uncertainty, significant changes in the ECE sector and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The state of the ECE workforce’s financial, physical and emotional health and wellbeing, and ongoing health and safety, resources, and economic concerns related to the pandemic. 
  • The interrelationships between the health and wellbeing of the ECE workforce and the health and wellbeing of children and families that you serve. 

This information will help to better inform effective early care and education workforce policy. The study will also offer a statewide and regional picture of the ECE workforce and contribute to an ongoing, comprehensive workforce data system for California. The survey includes child care center directors, center teaching staff, family child care providers, and transitional kindergarten (TK) teachers. In addition, it will include parents and guardians of children birth to 5 years who attend licensed or regulated early care and education programs. 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.