any American child care providers are unable to save for retirement due to the low wages in the industry. Danielle Caldwell, a child care provider from North Carolina who has run her home-based child care program, The Children's Room, for 27 years, is among them. At 56 years old, Caldwell has no savings for retirement and is just breaking even. As a result, the future of the child care industry is uncertain. The best solution is to provide child care providers with benefits, such as paid time off and health insurance, just as in the K-12 workforce, according to Anna Powell, senior research and policy associate at Berkeley's Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.
Embracing Digitization: How Higher Education Can Prepare for the Future of Learning
According to a Technavio study, the American online learning market is set to grow by nearly 20% and more than $33 billion from 2021 to 2026. The increasing demand for digital and hybrid experiences among Generation Z students, coupled with the need for efficient, digitized processes, is driving this growth. However, only 2% of education institutions are considered 'optimized' organizations, according to Formstack's State of Digital Maturity report. To engage modern learners and capitalize on the growing online learning market, higher education institutions must digitize. This includes fostering innovative cultures, replacing paper-based methods with digital workflows, prioritizing the customer and employee experience, and investing in no-code solutions and tools.