Delaware early childhood education lags neighbors

April 23rd, 2009

Category: News

The National Institute for Early Education Research just put out their annual ranking of state early childhood programs. See the full report here, some Delaware highlights below, and the full Delaware summary here.

  • Delaware ranks 30th of all states in terms of the percentage (7.3%) of 4-year-olds served by state pre-school (ECAP). Our neighboring states—Pennsylvania (28), New Jersey (15), and Maryland (9)–all rank above us.
  • Delaware serves no 3-year-olds through state preschool. (26 states serve 3-year olds.)
  • Delaware’s programs operate at least 3.5 hours, 5 days per week. 10 states offer full day programs, and 30 states allow local programs to determine the schedule.
  • Delaware ranks 7th in terms of resources invested per child ($6795).  However, in adjusted dollars, this was $348 less than the previous year.



Author:
Madeleine Bayard

mbayard@rodelde.org

SIGN UP FOR THE RODEL NEWSLETTER

MOST READ

More from: News

Remembering MLK Through the Next Generation

January 20th, 2023

Author: Paul Herdman

Parent Advocacy Leads to New, More Accessible Online Kindergarten Registration System

November 2nd, 2022

Author: Alejandra Villamares

We Knew State and National Test Scores Would Drop. Now Let’s Get to Work.

October 26th, 2022

Author: Paul Herdman