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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...

How Will Delaware Schools Spend Federal Stimulus Funds? A Breakdown

November 29th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, the third federal stimulus package since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, provides $350 billion for states, local governments, territories and tribal governments, with around $125 billion nationally earmarked for K-12 schools through the Elementary and Secondary School...

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...

As Child Care Crisis Rages On, Fewer Children Are Being Served. How?

November 16th, 2021

Author: Sarah Stowens

For years, Delaware families have struggled to find affordable, quality child care. Of the approximately 60,000 children in Delaware from zero to five, only a small portion are being served by state-supported programs. The result? Only about half of Delaware children enter kindergarten with a preschool experience. Research shows that children...
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