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Thousands of Delaware Families Could Benefit from Home Visiting Services. Why Don’t They? New Legislation Aims to Provide Answers, Road Ahead

Early Childhood Education

May 25th, 2021

Home visiting programs support families and children in the first and most important years of a child’s development. Kids don’t come with instruction manuals, so many local providers bring crucial services directly to families’ living rooms. As paraphrased by DE Thrives: Home visiting is a free program where a nurse or support...

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The Fight for Educational Equity Continues

Funding and Equity

May 24th, 2021

On Monday, May 17, I witnessed an important part of Delaware history. On that day, 67 years ago, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case established that “separate” schools for white and black students was not equal. Unbeknownst to many Delawareans, a six-year-old girl from Hockessin named Shirley Bulah played a critical role...

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Proposal to Expand Developmental Screenings Would Mean More Children Getting Early Attention

Early Childhood Education

May 21st, 2021

Babies aren’t born with instructions. Thankfully, developmental screenings help parents and families understand key milestones in their young children’s lives. Screenings tell us what young children should―and should not―be able to do by a certain age, and provide clues on whether a child might need special intervention or...

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