Tag: early learning workforce
Federal Funds for Child Care Will Help, but Not Solve Delaware’s Crisis
November 3rd, 2021ARPA 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...
Promising Signs Ahead for Early Learning Workforce
May 18th, 2021Over 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...
In the Midst of a Crisis, Child Care Professionals are Still Underpaid
March 18th, 2021As 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...