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Federal Funds for Child Care Will Help, but Not Solve Delaware’s Crisis

Early Childhood Education

November 3rd, 2021

 ARPA Funding Announced November 1 This week, Gov. John Carney announced $120.6 million in funding for early childhood allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act. Included in this total are $66 million previously awarded (as required by the Federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the form of Child Care...

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From Chemistry Class to Circle Time: A Q&A with Imani Wulff Cochrane

Postsecondary Success

October 21st, 2021

Imani Wulff Cochrane, a student at St. Georges Technical High School, was the undisputed hit of Gov. Carney’s announcement this month regarding a $50 million in workforce training. The teenager spoke passionately about the joy she feels while working and learning on-the-job at St. Georges’ in-house preschool center, where students...

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Left Scrambling: A Parent’s View of Delaware’s Child Care Crisis

Early Childhood Education, News

October 20th, 2021

“Do you know any early childhood educators seeking employment?” This was not a response I was expecting this summer as I called various child care centers seeking the right fit for my one-year-old. This response, coupled with being placed on at least three waiting lists, helped put into focus the child care crisis as it hit dangerously...

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