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Center for the Child Care Workforce Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001788
The Center for the Child Care Workforce Records cover the organization from its founding to its transition to becoming part of the AFT. Included are research and reports on major studies conducted by the CCW, notably the National Child Care Staffing Study, Leadership Empowerment Action Project (LEAP), planning documents for national Worthy Wage Campaigns and other special events. Also included are correspondence, fliers, pamphlets, reports, guidebooks, meeting minutes, press clippings, newsletters, audio visual materials including photographs, slides, and video and audio tapes, and memorabilia such as t-shirts and buttons.

Dates

  • 1979 - 2003

Creator

Language of Materials

Material primarily in English. Some material in Spanish and French.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

50 Linear Feet (44 SB, 4 MB, 1 photo album, 1 slide carousel)

Abstract

The Center for Child Care Workforce (CCW) was founded in 1977 as the East Bay Staff Education Project in Oakland, California. It underwent several name changes throughout its history, including the Child Care Employee Project (CCEP) in 1978, National Center for the Early Childhood Workforce (NCECW) in 1994, and its most recent name change in 1997. The organization advocates for improved childcare quality through better wages and working conditions as well as providing professional development programs for childcare workers. The organization conducted studies on the conditions facing childcare workers, particularly low wages and high turnover rates, first in the San Francisco area and later on a national level. The group carried out one such study in the late 1980s called the National Childcare Staffing Study, which looked at the link between the quality of childcare and the pay and stability of teachers. This and various other studies as well as events like the Worthy Wage (WW) Campaigns and In Praise of Providers (IPOP) in the 1990s helped to raise awareness of the issues facing childcare workers. In 1994, the CCW moved its headquarters from California to Washington, D.C. In 2002 it merged with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) under the latter organization’s nonprofit Educational Foundation.

The Center for the Child Care Workforce Records cover the organization from its founding to its transition to becoming part of the AFT. Included are research and reports on major studies conducted by the CCW, notably the National Child Care Staffing Study, Leadership Empowerment Action Project (LEAP), planning documents for national Worthy Wage Campaigns and other special events. Also included are correspondence, fliers, pamphlets, reports, guidebooks, meeting minutes, press clippings, newsletters, audio visual materials including photographs, slides, and video and audio tapes, and memorabilia such as t-shirts and buttons.

History

The Center for Child Care Workforce (CCW) was founded in 1977 as the East Bay Staff Education Project in Oakland, California. It underwent several name changes throughout its history, including the Child Care Employee Project (CCEP) in 1978, National Center for the Early Childhood Workforce (NCECW) in 1994, and its most recent name change in 1997. The organization advocates for improved childcare quality through better wages and working conditions as well as providing professional development programs for childcare workers. The organization conducted studies on the conditions facing childcare workers, particularly low wages and high turnover rates first in the San Francisco area and later on a national level. The group carried out one such study in the late 1980s called the National Childcare Staffing Study, which looked at the link between the quality of childcare and the pay and stability of teachers. This and various other studies as well as events like the Worthy Wage (WW) Campaigns and In Praise of Providers (IPOP) in the 1990s helped to raise awareness of the issues facing childcare workers. In 1994, the CCW moved its headquarters from California to Washington, D.C. In 2002 it merged with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) under the latter organization’s nonprofit Educational Foundation.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The Center for the Child Care Workforce Records were deposited at the Reuther Library in 2002. Two subsequent deposits were made in 2006 and 2008.

Transfers

VHS and audiocassette tapes (Boxes 46-47), and photographic negatives and slides (Box 45 & 48) including negatives relating to photographs (Box 44), were transferred to the Reuther’s Audiovisual Department.

Digital files (listed at end of inventory) of some items are available in the Reuther Digital Repository.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Stefanie Caloia on September 15, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Center for the Child Care Workforce Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Stefanie Caloia.
Date
2014-09-15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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