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Concordia University St. Paul

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What Factors Contribute To The Turnover Rate In The Field Of Early Childhood Education?, Paige Novey Dec 2020

What Factors Contribute To The Turnover Rate In The Field Of Early Childhood Education?, Paige Novey

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Approximately 27 percent of early childhood professionals leave positions or the field entirely on an annual basis (McMullen, Lee, McCormick, & Choi, 2020). Although the majority of early childhood educators report that the work is valuable and meaningful, other stressors are driving nearly a third of the field to seek other opportunities. These stressors include low compensation, lack of benefits, and poor work conditions. With nearly twelve million infants, toddlers, and preschoolers participating in early childhood programming, their experiences are impacted by this high turnover rate. In comparison, elementary educators experience an annual turnover rate of seven to eight percent …