Early Childhood Education


Delawareans Share Their Vision for Child Care on Advocacy Day

April 14th, 2022

Author: Madeleine Bayard

“No one’s income should affect their child’s outcomes. We have to fund child care in Delaware at the cost of care, so that providers don’t have to sacrifice to serve their communities.” As advocates, lawmakers and community members gathered virtually across the state to rally legislators around Delaware’s youngest learners...

Delaware Recognizing the True Cost of Quality Early Learning

March 17th, 2022

Author: Madeleine Bayard

  Last year, Delaware committed to changing how it calculates payment rates for “Purchase of Care,” the state subsidy that helps cover child care tuition for low-income families. The legislature passed HB 250, which required: The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Department of Education (DOE), in...

Legislators Propose Overdue Improvements to Pre-K Funding

March 8th, 2022

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Updated January 27, 2023: HS 1 for HB 144, mentioned below, has been replaced by HS 1 for HB 33.   Young children with disabilities often need extra support from the adults in their lives. At school, that usually means smaller class sizes, added staff, and an inclusive mix of peers to ensure their unique needs are being met. But...

State of the Delaware Child Care Industry: By the Numbers

January 26th, 2022

Author: Matt Amis