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In Year Two of Pandemic, Delaware Families Still Struggling to Find Balance

September 22nd, 2021

Author: Leeann Wallett

In a survey conducted by Rodel and the Delaware Readiness Teams, more than 300 Delaware parents and caregivers shared their thoughts about daily life during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, on topics ranging from child care to health screenings to economic stress. The non-scientific survey was completed in July 2021, before...

How Will Stimulus Dollars Change the Early Learning Landscape? Ideas Begin to Take Shape

July 22nd, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

  The federal government has provided states with an unprecedented amount of money spread across three different stimulus packages: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) in December 2020, and the American Rescue Plan Act...

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

May 25th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

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...

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

May 21st, 2021

Author: Matt Amis

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...