Tag: legislation

Family Stability and Children’s Development: Why Paid Family Medical Leave for All Workers Makes Sense

Policy and Practice

June 3rd, 2021

The United States is the only developed, high-income country that does not provide workers paid family or medical leave. Some states have begun to change this by implementing paid family and medical leave—a policy that provides benefits for families, businesses, and children. For example, paid family and medical leave policies can...

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Thousands of Delaware Families Could Benefit from Home Visiting Services. Why Don’t They? New Legislation Aims to Provide Answers, Road Ahead

Early Childhood Education

May 25th, 2021

Home visiting programs support families and children in the first and most important years of a child’s development. Kids don’t come with instruction manuals, so many local providers bring crucial services directly to families’ living rooms. As paraphrased by DE Thrives: Home visiting is a free program where a nurse or support...

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Proposal to Expand Developmental Screenings Would Mean More Children Getting Early Attention

Early Childhood Education

May 21st, 2021

Babies aren’t born with instructions. Thankfully, developmental screenings help parents and families understand key milestones in their young children’s lives. Screenings tell us what young children should―and should not―be able to do by a certain age, and provide clues on whether a child might need special intervention or...

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Delaware Continues to Untangle Its Early Childhood Governance

Early Childhood Education

May 20th, 2021

As advocates and experts have noted, Delaware’s early childhood governance is fragmented, leading to an inefficient and complex system for families and professionals to navigate. Over the past decade, Delaware made progress on consolidating, streamlining, and simplifying the many governing bodies that manage early childhood services...

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