Workforce Struggles Hamper Local Early Ed Programs

Release Date: 
February 25, 2017
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Losing needed staff is never a good thing. But for early childhood education centers these days, it can be especially demoralizing, said Kim Davenport, who recalled the case of one aspiring teacher who recently passed up a full-time classroom job for a higher-paying gig – at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

“We’re losing the talent we really need in these programs,” said Ms. Davenport, managing director of a multiagency initiative underway in Worcester aimed at expanding the city’s preschool options.