Tag: pre-k

Early Childhood and Teacher Supports Main Focus Areas this Legislative Session

News

July 7th, 2023

Another half of a legislative session is in the books for Delaware. This year—the penultimate one in Gov. John Carney’s second term—lawmakers affirmed the governor’s budget, while paying special focus to supporting teachers, families with young children, and early learning programs. As educators continue to take on more...

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General Assembly Proposals Seek to Stabilize Child Care

Early Childhood Education

March 2nd, 2023

Leading Senators on Health & Social Services and Education Committees have introduced two bills responding to advocate priorities focused on Purchase of Care, a state subsidy, which has been underfunded for decades. The bills will pay child care providers a statewide rate and stabilize support for families and providers. Senate...

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Delaware Falls to 42nd on Pre-K Ranking, Below All Neighboring States

Early Childhood Education

April 28th, 2021

Delaware slipped further behind in national rankings for providing access to state-funded preschool for children. The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released its latest rankings for pre-K enrollment, and, much like last year and the years before, Delaware is ranked among the bottom states. This year, Delaware came in...

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Breaking Down Gov. Carney’s 2021 State of the State

Early Childhood Education, Funding and Equity, News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success

January 29th, 2021

This week, Governor John Carney delivered his State of the State address and presented his FY22 recommended budget. Gov. Carney started the education portion of his address by thanking the hard work and dedication of educators, school leaders, child care providers, and all school staff during the pandemic. He acknowledged that they continue...

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