Tag: early child care

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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Promising Signs Ahead for Early Learning Workforce

Early Childhood Education

May 18th, 2021

Over the past year, the early childhood industry and workforce has plunged into crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we wrote in March, the child care industry faced crisis conditions even before COVID-19 due to the poor compensation of early learning professionals and the negative impact it has on both educator wellbeing and the quality...

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We Shouldn’t Depend on Market Rate Studies to Fund Early Learning

Early Childhood Education

March 15th, 2021

The 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...

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