As a valued member of the Arkansas early childhood workforce, we want to make sure that you are aware of the workforce study published by the Research and Evaluation Division at UAMS that is used to help support early childhood professionals like yourself.
You should have received a message from UAMS on February 8th asking you to participate in a survey. We are connecting with you today asking for you to consider carving out the time to fill it out. Your answers are completely confidential, and UAMS will only report results at the group level. They will be giving away 100 x $25 Walmart gift cards in a random prize drawing to those who complete the survey as a way of saying thanks.
This study allows us to better understand critical issues in the early childhood workforce such as pay, benefits, future turnover risk, wellness, etc. We hope you will help us in updating the 2017 workforce study of instructional staff in early childhood education. Policymakers, advocates, foundations, and legislators use studies like this when they’re deciding what initiatives to fund or what policies may need adjustment.
If you have any questions about the study, please email EarlyChildhoodStudies@uams.edu