Tag: covid-19

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...

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In Year Two of Pandemic, Delaware Families Still Struggling to Find Balance

Early Childhood Education, News

September 22nd, 2021

In a survey conducted by Rodel and the Delaware Readiness Teams, more than 300 Delaware parents and caregivers shared their thoughts about daily life during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, on topics ranging from child care to health screenings to economic stress. The non-scientific survey was completed in July 2021, before...

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7 Big Ideas: How Delaware Can Maximize Its Education Stimulus Dollars

News

March 30th, 2021

The last year has been stressful at best and disastrous at worst for many of our students, families, and educators. Many of the educators I know have never worked harder, often times while “homeschooling” kids of their own. Some have navigated COVID well, but for most of our children, particularly those most in need, the impact has been...

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In the Midst of a Crisis, Child Care Professionals are Still Underpaid

Early Childhood Education

March 18th, 2021

As we’ve written before, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how critical the child care and early learning industry is to a functioning society. Yet the industry remains in crisis. Higher costs associated with pandemic safety protocols, decreased enrollment, and lower revenue forced many child care centers nationwide and in Delaware to...

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