OEC recognizes the difficult and essential work that staff in child care programs perform — for children, families, and communities. That’s why we have 2 initiatives that offer funds to eligible staff members working in child care programs. Learn more about the initiatives.
Qualified Workforce Incentives (QWI)
OEC’s initiative helps recruit and retain a qualified early childhood teaching workforce. We’re using Preschool Development Grant (PDG) funds to give cash awards to eligible applicants. Learn about QWI.
Wage Supports for Early Childhood Educators
Our new initiative offers one-time payments for staff at all licensed child care centers, group homes, family child care homes, and license-exempt child care programs that receive School Readiness or CDC funding. Learn about Wage Supports.