Date of Award

Summer 2020

Document Type

Consultancy Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Committee Chair

Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton


This study focused on implementing exclusive childcare centers as an incentive to increase the retention rate of teachers in South Carolina. It highlights the key components contributing to the retention rate of teachers in the field of education—namely family stressors and financial strain. Many working parents have a childcare problem and are in search of a solution. According to Bright Horizons(2019), “Childcare tuition currently exceeds the cost of college in many places, available spaces are in severely short supply, quality care is hard to come by” (p.6). Teachers are working parents;and although they are employed in the field of education, they experience the same issues as many others when it comes to finding cost-efficient, quality childcare for their children. This study will delve into how establishing affordable, high-quality childcare centers can lead to improved productivity and the overall retention of teachers.

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