Tag: child care
General Assembly Proposals Seek to Stabilize Child Care
March 2nd, 2023Leading Senators on Health & Social Services and Education Committees have introduced two bills responding to advocate priorities focused on Purchase of Care, a state subsidy, which has been underfunded for decades. The bills will pay child care providers a statewide rate and stabilize support for families and providers. Senate...
We Partner to Transform Public Education: Rodel’s 2022 Priorities
March 28th, 2022As the first quarter of 2022 comes to a close, the team at Rodel is already hard at work on a number of fronts. And as the legislative picture begins to come into focus, we felt it was a good time to reflect on our big priorities for the year. For more details on what’s underway, check out this by-the-numbers summary. As a reminder...
As Child Care Crisis Rages On, Fewer Children Are Being Served. How?
November 16th, 2021For 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...
Left Scrambling: A Parent’s View of Delaware’s Child Care Crisis
Early Childhood Education, News
October 20th, 2021“Do you know any early childhood educators seeking employment?” This was not a response I was expecting this summer as I called various child care centers seeking the right fit for my one-year-old. This response, coupled with being placed on at least three waiting lists, helped put into focus the child care crisis as it hit dangerously...