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Early Education and Care Provider Rate Increase and Related Programs

1599-0042

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY17 $12,779,874 $12,500,000
FY16 $5,206,924 $5,000,000
FY15 $6,891,576 $6,573,571
FY14$0$0
FY13$0$0
FY12$0$0
FY11 $0 $0
FY10 $0 $0
FY09 $2,311,818 $2,000,000
FY08 $8,204,680 $7,000,000
FY07 $15,194,734 $12,500,000
FY06 $15,589,630 $12,500,000
FY05 $6,471,419 $5,000,000
FY04$0$0
FY03$0$0
FY02$0$0
FY01 $35,431,381 $25,000,000
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Funding for Early Education and Care Provider Rate Increase and Related Programs
82.8%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Increases in child care provider reimbursement rates and other compensation for child care staff have been funded in separate line items. They are all grouped together.
  • Line items that start with 1599- are typically referred to as "reserve accounts." These often fund non-recurring costs, such as costs for natural disasters, start-up costs, and initial payments for collectively-bargained pay increases.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

Salaries for early education and care teachers in Massachusetts average around $25,000 per year. Much lower than their counterparts teaching pre-school in the public school system. This rate increase is intended to give small salary increases, as well as improvements in benefits and professional development opportunities to teachers in center-based early education and care programs.

The path to higher quality early education across the state includes the ability to hire and retain highly qualified teachers with degrees in early childhood education. Increasing salaries for these professionals is one piece in a larger puzzle contributing to an improved work place and a stronger ability for early education providers to keep their best teachers. The FY 2015 rate increase averages out to about a 3 percent increase in salary for teachers, although providers could also spend some of the increase on professional development opportunities, improved benefits or other quality improvements.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY18 Leg $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY18 Sen $10,000,000 $10,000,000
FY18 SWM $10,000,000 $10,000,000
FY18 Hou $20,000,000 $20,000,000
FY18 HWM $15,000,000 $15,000,000
FY18 Gov $7,000,000 $7,000,000
FY17 $12,779,874 $12,500,000

Notes

  • Increases in child care provider reimbursement rates and other compensation for child care staff have been funded in separate line items. They are all grouped together.
  • Line items that start with 1599- are typically referred to as "reserve accounts." These often fund non-recurring costs, such as costs for natural disasters, start-up costs, and initial payments for collectively-bargained pay increases.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.