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5 Key Takeaways from the Early Childhood Council’s Strategic Plan

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

November 19th, 2020

As holidays approach during an extra stressful year, families with young children are no doubt extra grateful for the childcare providers in their lives. The local industry has adapted mightily to help kids and families, and the Delaware Early Childhood Council is responding to the times with its new strategic plan. The plan celebrates...


Delaware School Funding Settlement: What it Means

Funding and Equity, News

November 18th, 2020

As has been widely reported, a settlement was announced last month in the ongoing lawsuit over Delaware’s school funding system. The agreement was reached between Delaware and civil rights groups Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware. What does it all mean? Here’s how the settlement could impact the state...


Paul Harrell, A Man Who Gave His Heart to Kids

Early Childhood Education, News

November 12th, 2020

Paul Hooker Harrell Jr. passed away last week. See his obituary here. He was a good man in every sense of the word. Paul was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Delaware in 2004. He had left his successful work in the textile business in New York and when I met him, he was using his business acumen and amazing rapport with...