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Pre-to-3: Working conditions linked to high early educator turnover

November 8, 2019

The pay gap that exists between early educators and those who work in K-12 schools is frequently blamed for high turnover in the early-childhood education field. But back and knee pain, below-average cardiorespiratory health and work-related injuries might also have something to do with teachers leaving the profession.

Those are among the findings of the Happy Teacher Project, a study focusing on the physical, psychological and professional wellbeing of early educators, as well as on conditions including pay, benefits and the environment in which they work.

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