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Delaware Adopts Some New Federal Child Care Rules and Commits to Child Care Rate Increase

Early Childhood Education

March 8th, 2024

UPDATED: March 20, 2024. Click here for an official announcement from Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. When it comes to funding Purchase of Care, the state subsidy that helps families cover child care tuition, about 30 percent comes from federal dollars funneled through the U.S. Department of...

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Delaware Advances Early Literacy Initiatives

Early Childhood Education

March 27th, 2023

We often hear that children learn to read and then they read to learn—with this transition happening at a critical point in third grade. And we know that we as a state can do more to enable children to read to learn and reach their full potential. In recent years, the issue has gotten even more attention for a few reasons. A greater...

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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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Why Delaware Should Continue to Lean in on Family Supports

Early Childhood Education

November 2nd, 2022

As three prominent state leaders wrote this week: “If we are going to build the workforce of tomorrow, we must pass policies that better support workers and their families today.” Sens. Kyle Evans Gay and Sarah McBride and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long were among the lawmakers who helped champion recent policies like paid...

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