Partnering For A Strong Start For Delaware’s Children

Every child deserves a great beginning – our job is to help make this happen. The Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood improves the lives of young children and their families by providing exemplary services for the early childhood community. We conduct research that helps to advance equity and promote high-quality education.

Why Early Childhood Matters

About Young Children

More Than 1 Million
neural connections are formed
every second

Nearly 90%
of brain growth takes place during life the first five years of life

the first years of a child’s life are critical in developing certain functions like
Language, Reasoning and Empathy

Delaware At A Glance

16.6%

of Delaware children live in poverty.
The national average is 12.3%

45%

of Delaware’s children have one or more
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Score.

Upcoming Events

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    November 9, 2021
    6:30 pm- 8:00 pm

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    November 11, 2021
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