Early Childhood Education


Delaware Poised as Early Childhood “Race to the Top” Launched

May 25th, 2011

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced a $500M competitive grant program focused on improving early-childhood education for low-income and disadvantaged youth, in addition to a $200M competition for states that didn’t win RTTT. Delaware is well positioned; and Governor...

JFC Approves Governor’s Early Childhood Proposal

May 19th, 2011

Author: Madeleine Bayard

It’s a big day for kids, families, schools, businesses, and our state. The Governor’s proposed early childhood investment has been approved by the Joint Finance Committee of the General Assembly! A round of applause for all those that made this happen is due. Yesterday, the JFC approved the Department of Health and Social Services’ increase...

Social Venture Partners Closes Doors But Remains Committed

May 12th, 2011

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Social Venture Partners announced today that they will no longer operate after this year, noting that they will “discontinue operation under the current model.”  Board members intend to stay involved in advocacy for quality early childhood education, but have not determined the strategy through which they will do so. Their final investments...

One Step Closer to a “Baby Race to the Top”

May 10th, 2011

Author: Madeleine Bayard

The United States Department of Education was appropriated $700 million as part of last month’s budget deal to design a competitive grant program focused, in part, on improving early-childhood education for low-income and disadvantaged youth. Recent speculation points to lawmakers moving forward with a “Baby Race to the Top” program, in...