Delaware

Our allies in Delaware are champions for both quality and access in child care, and In 2019 successfully advocated for funding increases to the state’s child care subsidy and quality rating and improvement system.

State Allies:

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Rodel Foundation • Wilmington, DE
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Top Priorities for 2020

Invest in quality child care.

Increase Purchase of Care subsidy.

Expand access to and improve quality of Pre-K.

Further consolidate governance among 3 state agencies into a single agency.

Create uniform Kindergarten registration processes across all districts and charters.

In 2019, Delaware advocates won an increased investment in the state’s child care subsidy to ensure there’s no waiting list — the state will continue to serve all families who qualify. And there’s more.

  • A $6.7-million Increase in Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System
  • Tiered Reimbursement Rates Associated with Each STARs-Quality Rating Going Up by $5 Per Child Per Day.
  • Consolidation of Office of Child Care Licensing into the Office of Early Learning, Requiring Alignment Among Stars and Licensing requirements
  • New Program Launched to Hire Child Care Inclusion Specialists to Provide Support to Child Care Providers Across the State

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for Delaware’s young children by providing state allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice