Tag: purchase of care

We Shouldn’t Depend on Market Rate Studies to Fund Early Learning

Early Childhood Education

March 15th, 2021

The child care industry across the nation is in dire peril. In Delaware, the situation is just as grim. Advocates are rallying around the state’s budgetary process in hopes of increasing state investments to save struggling providers. Even before COVID-19—which caused havoc by raising costs while lowering enrollment—early child care...


Why Delaware Should Update How it Funds Child Care

Early Childhood Education, Funding and Equity

December 18th, 2020

Affordable child care is an evergreen issue that predates COVID-19. But as we wrote in September, the pandemic forced many child care centers to severely limit their enrollment or close their doors entirely. Delaware’s child care centers have relied on federal CARES funding to support centers and families through “enhanced”...