Borough assembly approves Education Incentive Program for child care professionals

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved an Education Incentive Program, which looks to support child care professionals and improve retention in the field, during Monday's meeting.

The assembly voted 6-1 in favor of the trial program with Assembly Member Donna Marsh opposed.

The Education Incentive Program will award bonuses ranging from $2,000 per year to $5,000 per year to child care educators and is structured in three tiers based on their level of education.

The hope is to encourage local child care professionals to continue their education and move up the tiers, thereby improving quality...


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