Tag: early learning workforce

Delaware Recognizing the True Cost of Quality Early Learning

Early Childhood Education

March 17th, 2022

  Last year, Delaware committed to changing how it calculates payment rates for “Purchase of Care,” the state subsidy that helps cover child care tuition for low-income families. The legislature passed HB 250, which required: The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Department of Education (DOE), in...

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Legislators Propose Overdue Improvements to Pre-K Funding

Early Childhood Education

March 8th, 2022

Young children with disabilities often need extra support from the adults in their lives. At school, that usually means smaller class sizes, added staff, and an inclusive mix of peers to ensure their unique needs are being met. But in Delaware, the opposite often happens. That could soon change.   HS 1 for HB 144, which will be heard...

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Reinforcements Forthcoming for Embattled Early Childhood Workforce

Early Childhood Education

December 9th, 2021

Delaware and the nation’s child care crisis has hit like a perfect storm—impacting not only families and providers, but the economy at large. Nowhere has the storm battered more fiercely than the early childhood workforce itself—where low pay and long hours often mean struggling to pay bills and find care for their own children. A...

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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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