Tag: early child care funding
In the Midst of a Crisis, Child Care Professionals are Still Underpaid
March 18th, 2021As 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...
We Shouldn’t Depend on Market Rate Studies to Fund Early Learning
March 15th, 2021The child care industry across the nation is in dire peril. In Delaware, the situation is just as grim. Advocates are rallying around the state’s budgetary process in hopes of increasing state investments to save struggling providers. Even before COVID-19—which caused havoc by raising costs while lowering enrollment—early child care...