I’ve always loved children and I thought if I opened up my own child care facility, it would allow me to have the best of both worlds. The WAGE$ supplements helped me purchase additional toys and school materials for my home child care business. I was able to afford a lot of things that I really wouldn’t have been able to do without a struggle. In addition, my friend Sandra and I are both thankful for the WAGE$ staff who helped us in so many ways and who we consider friends. I feel good about what I have achieved. It is never too late to further your education to help children. Only if we help children can they succeed.
Child Care WAGE$ is a great program. It has provided an avenue for child care providers to broaden their child development horizon and be compensated in the process.
The (WAGE$) salary supplements always come at the right time- when I am feeling financially depressed and second guessing my ability to remain a teacher. I quickly remember why I love this job.
I am so proud to be a part of a county who holds high regards for Early Childhood educators in child care centers. So often they do not consider themselves ‘professionals.’ This (WAGE$) helps to uphold the high standards of our profession.
Thank you for valuing Early Childhood teachers! This (WAGE$) project helps to enhance our classrooms and our children’s learning experiences. Children deserve the best a teacher can give them and you have helped me give them my best.
After working in this field for so long, it’s very nice to see that finally someone is realizing what an important job this is.
Our teachers have motivation to further their education now that we participate with WAGE$ and their continued education directly benefits our children.
Keep this program in place; the teachers appreciate the extra compensation.
Higher education has improved staff skills leading to greater interaction with children in a developmentally appropriate environment.
This has empowered my staff to take risks in their classrooms and feel more confident in explaining the power of play to our families.
When you have teachers that are qualified and happy, only the children can from this. Happy teachers + happy children = happy children ready to learn.
When you feel appreciated you feel better about yourself and you pass those feeling on. You have a lot more to give a child when you have less stress.
I can’t think of anything that would make Child Care WAGE$® Florida Project better. It has been wonderful to receive money that was unexpected when we got it. It is nice to be appreciated and recognized for hard work and a job well done that benefits me and my family.