Delaware

Our allies in Delaware are champions for both quality and access in child care, and in 2019, they 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, increasing 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 large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape Delaware early childhood state policy.

  • 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