Tag: Delaware legislature

New Bills Target Child Safety

Early Childhood Education

May 10th, 2024

As we wrote in March, a handful of tragic incidents across the state have shone a spotlight on child safety and abuse risks at child care centers. Health and safety complaints to the Office of Child Care Licensing are up 30 percent over the last year, according to the Department of Education, which oversees child care licensing.  In...

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Early Literacy Efforts Remain Front and Center in Delaware

Early Childhood Education

March 25th, 2024

Delaware continues to focus on early literacy, a critical benchmark for a child’s educational development, and an area where Delaware (along with most of the nation) has declined in recent years. Recent focus has been on the NAEP scores, which have put Delaware below most other states and well below some of our neighbors, and with one of...

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Delaware Business Roundtable Urges Next Governor to Invest in Early Education

Early Childhood Education

March 13th, 2024

  The Delaware Business Roundtable recently released its Delaware Investment Agenda, a series of priorities and recommendations focused on investing long-term to build Delaware’s economy—with a particular focus on collaboration across siloes and sectors. The 2016 Growth Agenda informed the creation of the Delaware Prosperity...

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Delaware Adopts Some New Federal Child Care Rules and Commits to Child Care Rate Increase

Early Childhood Education

March 8th, 2024

UPDATED: March 20, 2024. Click here for an official announcement from Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. When it comes to funding Purchase of Care, the state subsidy that helps families cover child care tuition, about 30 percent comes from federal dollars funneled through the U.S. Department of...

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