Tag: early learning workforce

Providers, Families, Business Community Agree: Delaware’s Child Care Crisis Imperils More than Just Parents

Early Childhood Education

November 18th, 2021

For Delaware parents with young kids like Rodel’s own Kim Lopez, the state’s child care crisis is a daily reality. But today, the crisis has spilled beyond just households with kids and their would-be child care centers. The ripple effects into businesses, the general workforce, and the overall economy are resonating clearly...

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Federal Funds for Child Care Will Help, but Not Solve Delaware’s Crisis

Early Childhood Education

November 3rd, 2021

 ARPA Funding Announced November 1 This week, Gov. John Carney announced $120.6 million in funding for early childhood allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act. Included in this total are $66 million previously awarded (as required by the Federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the form of Child Care...

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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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In the Midst of a Crisis, Child Care Professionals are Still Underpaid

Early Childhood Education

March 18th, 2021

As 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...

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