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Providers, Families, Business Community Agree: Delaware’s Child Care Crisis Imperils More than Just Parents

Early Childhood Education

November 18th, 2021

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...

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Federal Funds for Child Care Will Help, but Not Solve Delaware’s Crisis

Early Childhood Education

November 3rd, 2021

 ARPA Funding Announced November 1 This week, Gov. John Carney announced $120.6 million in funding for early childhood allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act. Included in this total are $66 million previously awarded (as required by the Federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the form of Child Care...

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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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Why Delaware Should Update How it Funds Child Care

Early Childhood Education, Funding and Equity

December 18th, 2020

Affordable child care is an evergreen issue that predates COVID-19. But as we wrote in September, the pandemic forced many child care centers to severely limit their enrollment or close their doors entirely. Delaware’s child care centers have relied on federal CARES funding to support centers and families through “enhanced”...

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