Tag: early childhood education

Tragic Child Care Incidents: Wake-Up Call for Delaware

Early Childhood Education

March 18th, 2024

Although Delaware has some of the strongest licensing policies in terms of what types of child care are required to be licensed (almost no program is exempt) and what the requirements are for the workforce, several incidents of injury and even death of children have occurred in recent years. These include murder, smothering, physical abuse...


Delaware Crunching the Numbers on Child Care Investment Rates: Is Support on the Way for Providers?

Early Childhood Education

March 15th, 2024

As we have written about in the past, the rates at which Delaware funds child care remain too low for providers to support quality—let alone to cover basic costs required to operate, like paying staff, rising wages and costs, driven by minimum wage increases and inflation. Delaware has long relied on a "market rate" study to set those...


Early Childhood and Teacher Supports Main Focus Areas this Legislative Session


July 7th, 2023

Another half of a legislative session is in the books for Delaware. This year—the penultimate one in Gov. John Carney’s second term—lawmakers affirmed the governor’s budget, while paying special focus to supporting teachers, families with young children, and early learning programs. As educators continue to take on more...


Parent Advocacy Leads to New, More Accessible Online Kindergarten Registration System

Blog, Early Childhood Education, News

November 2nd, 2022

It was no secret that Delaware’s old kindergarten registration process was inaccessible to many families, but the new online kindergarten registration system aims to change that. Gov. John Carney, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, the Delaware Department of Education, and the Delaware Readiness Teams, in early October launched the new...