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ECE Compensation & Policy Options for Louisiana. Presentation by Louise Stoney, Alliance for Early Childhood Finance to Louisiana Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board November 21, 2013 Baton Rouge, Louisiana. What is the most important indicator of a high-quality early learning program?.

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Ece compensation policy options for louisiana

ECE Compensation & Policy Options for Louisiana

Presentation byLouise Stoney, Alliance for Early Childhood Finance

to

Louisiana Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board

November 21, 2013

Baton Rouge, Louisiana


What is the most important indicator of a high quality early learning program
What is the most important indicator of a high-quality early learning program?

The TEACHERS who interact with children every day!

  • Highly skilled teachers and age-appropriate curricula

  • A language-rich environment

  • Warm, responsive interactions between staff and children

  • Small class sizes and high adult-to-child ratios


High turnover poor quality
High Turnover = Poor Quality learning program?

In Louisiana the median child care center turnover rate is 33% for lead teachers and 50% for assistant teachers

  • Centers with high turnover have lower levels of quality, less favorable teacher-child interactions.

  • Children in programs with high teacher turnover often have lower levels of language, cognitive and social development


School readiness tax credits
School Readiness Tax Credits learning program?

An innovative approach that makes a real difference…


Impact of srtc
Impact of SRTC learning program?

Participation in LA Career Lattice has more than tripled since the SRTC was implemented.



W hen benefits are included filling the wage gap feels impossible
W are included…hen benefits are included, filling the wage gap feels impossible


What to do
What to do? are included…

Meaningful steps toward narrowing the wage gap can be made if Louisiana is willing to:

  • craft a multi-faceted strategy to increase revenues and enrollment in market-based ECE; and,

  • strategically link dollars to quality standards.


The iron triangle of ece finance
The Iron Triangle of ECE Finance are included…

  • Ensure full enrollment – every day, in every classroom

  • Collect tuition and fees – in full and on-time

  • Revenue covers per-child cost (tuition, fees + 3rd party funding)


Ece compensation policy options for louisiana


The iron triangle of ece finance1
The Iron Triangle of ECE Finance uncollectible debts

  • Ensure full enrollment – every day, in every classroom


Enrollment affects cost of care
Enrollment Affects Cost of Care uncollectible debts


The iron triangle of ece finance2
The Iron Triangle of ECE Finance uncollectible debts

  • Collect tuition and fees – in full and on-time


Family co payments m ust be affordable
Family Co-Payments uncollectible debts Must be Affordable



The iron triangle of ece finance3
The Iron Triangle of ECE Finance uncollectible debts

  • Revenue covers per-child cost (tuition, fees + 3rd party funding)


Ece compensation policy options for louisiana


Ece compensation policy options for louisiana


Ece compensation policy options for louisiana

Shared Service Alliances uncollectible debts

(local or regional)

  • Administrative services – data on cost per child, strong fiscal management/oversight

  • Fund development – collaborative fundraising for shared costs

  • Staffing – shared staff across sites (admin back office, floaters, curriculum/PD support, shared director in small sites, etc.)


Recommendations
Recommendations uncollectible debts

  • Increase the Value of School Readiness Tax Credits for Teachers and Directors

  • Revise CCAP policy to:

    • Raise rate ceiling

    • Lower parent fees (base on % of income vs price of care)

    • Base reimbursement on enrollment vs attendance (which is current policy in public schools & Head Start)

    • Consider child development needs when determining eligibility


Recommendations1
Recommendations uncollectible debts

  • Focus CCAP dollars on high-quality ECE programs

    • Require minimum star-rating to participate and gradually raise the floor

  • Acknowledge that full enrollment is a financing strategy

    • Establish contracts for high-quality providers

    • Require Pilots to fill existing high-quality slots before opening new ones

  • Promote Shared Service Alliances


Trade offs
Trade-Offs uncollectible debts

  • Progress will not be easy, and it will require some tough trade-offs

  • In order to boost quality you will most likely need to reduce the number of children you serve

  • In order to raise wages and keep high-quality programs full you will need to ‘shrink’ the number of programs that receive subsidy dollars

  • These trade-offs are worth it; they are the price of progress


For further information
For Further Information uncollectible debts

www.opportunities-exchange.org

www.earlychildhoodfinance.org