First Up seeks stories about early childhood staffing crisis

It is important for advocates and policy makers to understand how early childhood education  policies play out in practice at the program level, and we are hearing that many programs are struggling with staffing.

Do you have a story about a staffing issue—like being unable to find qualified teachers for a long time, having teachers leave for higher paying positions, or directors having to neglect administrative duties in order to cover classrooms?

Please write up your story, with as much detail as possible, and send it to First Up. We will forward the information on to the Pennsylvania Offrice of Child Development and Early Learning.