Tag: early learning

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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“I’m Worried.” Six Quotes from Delaware Families that Capture Our Child Care Crisis

Early Childhood Education

January 21st, 2022

Due to rising costs and state investments that don’t keep pace, the child care industry is in peril, and nearly half of local providers are turning families away. Families who rely on the Purchase of Care (POC) subsidy can’t find care because their voucher only reimburses about 50 percent of the costs of child care. Subsequently, about 30...

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