This Research-in-Brief summarizes Building a Stronger Child Care Workforce, a report by the Institute for
Women’s Policy Research. The report discusses the outcomes of seven programs to improve child care worker
wages, education, and retention. Outcomes were assessed by reviewing findings from program evaluations. This
review suggests that on the whole child care practitioners who participated in these programs saw improved
income, education, and retention levels. There is also evidence that the programs increased participants’ morale
and feelings of professionalism.