Tag: early childhood education

“The Education GA” Rides Again: Busy Legislative Session Focuses on Early Learning, Literacy, and Teacher Supports

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July 1st, 2022

When the clock struck midnight last week on another Delaware General Assembly legislative session, another host of education-related bills and budget implications stood awaiting the signature of Governor John Carney. This legislature in particular—with several former and current educators, advocates, and school board members among its...

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Delaware Lawmakers Propose Historic Increases to Purchase of Care Subsidy

Early Childhood Education

June 9th, 2022

Delaware’s Joint Finance Committee has voted to add $20.07 million to Delaware's Purchase of Care program in Fiscal Year 2023—a substantial increase in funding. They added to the governor’s proposed increase—both to increase the rates paid to child care providers by 15 percent, and to include a $1.1 million “door opener” to...

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Delaware Lawmakers Prioritizing Early Care and Education Workforce

Early Childhood Education

May 13th, 2022

In the coming weeks, early childhood workers will be able to access the supplement or “bonus” pay committed in November by Gov. John Carney through American Rescue Plan Act funds. Each early educator will be paid $1,000 upon completing their online profile—which will help the state create its first professional registry, or data...

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Delawareans Share Their Vision for Child Care on Advocacy Day

Early Childhood Education

April 14th, 2022

“No one’s income should affect their child’s outcomes. We have to fund child care in Delaware at the cost of care, so that providers don’t have to sacrifice to serve their communities.” As advocates, lawmakers and community members gathered virtually across the state to rally legislators around Delaware’s youngest learners...

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