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State of the Delaware Child Care Industry: By the Numbers

January 26th, 2022

Author: Matt Amis

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“I’m Worried.” Six Quotes from Delaware Families that Capture Our Child Care Crisis

January 21st, 2022

Author: Sarah Stowens

Due to rising costs and state investments that don’t keep pace, the child care industry is in peril, and nearly half of local providers are turning families away. Families who rely on the Purchase of Care (POC) subsidy can’t find care because their voucher only reimburses about 50 percent of the costs of child care. Subsequently, about 30...

Reinforcements Forthcoming for Embattled Early Childhood Workforce

December 9th, 2021

Author: Matt Amis

Delaware and the nation’s child care crisis has hit like a perfect storm—impacting not only families and providers, but the economy at large. Nowhere has the storm battered more fiercely than the early childhood workforce itself—where low pay and long hours often mean struggling to pay bills and find care for their own children. A...

Providers, Families, Business Community Agree: Delaware’s Child Care Crisis Imperils More than Just Parents

November 18th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

For Delaware parents with young kids like Rodel’s own Kim Lopez, the state’s child care crisis is a daily reality. But today, the crisis has spilled beyond just households with kids and their would-be child care centers. The ripple effects into businesses, the general workforce, and the overall economy are resonating clearly...