Tag: legislation

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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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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