Daily News: Bill de Blasio urged to boost pay for pre-K and preschool staff


Forty-five operators of prekindergarten and preschools called on Mayor de Blasio to boost wages for early childhood staffers in a letter delivered to City Hall on Friday, the Daily News learned.

Roughly 4,000 staffers at privately run, city-funded pre-K and preschool centers earn between $36,500 and $44,000, compared to $48,450 for similar teachers employed directly by the city, said David Nocenti, executive director of Union Settlement Association.

Nocenti and other leaders of pre-K and preschool centers who signed the letter want de Blasio to match public school teachers’ salaries at nonprofit centers.


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