Early Literacy Efforts Remain Front and Center in Delaware

Author: Madeleine Bayard

March 25th, 2024


Delaware Looks to Build on Success Strengthening its Educator Workforce

March 20th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Tragic Child Care Incidents: Wake-Up Call for Delaware

March 18th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard


Delaware Crunching the Numbers on Child Care Investment Rates: Is Support on the Way for Providers?

March 15th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard

As we have written about in the past, the rates at which Delaware funds child care remain too low for providers to support quality—let alone to cover basic costs required to operate, like paying staff, rising wages and costs, driven by minimum wage increases and inflation. Delaware has long relied on a "market rate" study to set those...

Top 5 Takeaways from Legislative Briefing on School Funding

March 15th, 2024

Author: Julia Zammith

On March 7, the state Senate and House of Representatives combined education committees held a joint legislative briefing to dig into the independent assessment of Delaware’s school funding system conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR). The AIR assessment, which was released in December and highlighted several areas of...

Delaware Business Roundtable Urges Next Governor to Invest in Early Education

March 13th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard

  The Delaware Business Roundtable recently released its Delaware Investment Agenda, a series of priorities and recommendations focused on investing long-term to build Delaware’s economy—with a particular focus on collaboration across siloes and sectors. The 2016 Growth Agenda informed the creation of the Delaware Prosperity...

Delaware Adopts Some New Federal Child Care Rules and Commits to Child Care Rate Increase

March 8th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard

UPDATED: March 20, 2024. Click here for an official announcement from Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. When it comes to funding Purchase of Care, the state subsidy that helps families cover child care tuition, about 30 percent comes from federal dollars funneled through the U.S. Department of...
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