Tag: child care funding
Why Delaware Should Continue to Lean in on Family Supports
November 2nd, 2022As three prominent state leaders wrote this week: “If we are going to build the workforce of tomorrow, we must pass policies that better support workers and their families today.” Sens. Kyle Evans Gay and Sarah McBride and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long were among the lawmakers who helped champion recent policies like paid...
Delaware Lawmakers Propose Historic Increases to Purchase of Care Subsidy
June 9th, 2022Delaware’s Joint Finance Committee has voted to add $20.07 million to Delaware's Purchase of Care program in Fiscal Year 2023—a substantial increase in funding. They added to the governor’s proposed increase—both to increase the rates paid to child care providers by 15 percent, and to include a $1.1 million “door opener” to...
What A New Market Rate Survey Tells Us (And Doesn’t Tell Us) About Child Care Costs
March 30th, 2021The 2021 Local Child Care Market Rate Survey has officially arrived, courtesy of Delaware’s Division of Social Services. And while it shows a small uptick in child care tuition costs across the state (five to nine percent since 2018)—the true headline is that the survey will still help determine how (and how much) Delaware funds...