I AM AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

If you work in a classroom setting directly with the children in your program, this page is for you.

I AM A FAMILY CHILD CARE EDUCATOR

If you are a home-based child care professional in a large/family child care program, this page is for you.

I AM AN OWNER AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR

If you have a leadership or management role at a center-based program, this page is for you.

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

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’s children live in poverty. The national average is 12.3%.

45% of Delaware’s children have one or more ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences Score)

What’s New from DIEEC

In Case You Missed It

Stay connected with up-to-date information. This page includes general updates from DIEEC and our state partners, in addition to relevant COVID-19 guidance.

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Equity in the Early Years

DIEEC recently hosted a discussion on anti-bias education strategies in early childhood and the film “Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years.”

Access the recording here.

Family Child Care Networks

DIEEC recently held information sessions related to supports available for family child care professionals and launched the first ever pilot group for FCC networks in Delaware.

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Working with DIEEC” Webinars

DIEEC recently held information sessions for the early childhood professional community to learn more about how we can support you in navigating the early childhood landscape.

Access the recordings here.

Upcoming Events

July 1, 2022
  • Self-Paced: Outdoor Classrooms: Wonder, Explore, Learn

    July 1, 2022
    12:00 am- 11:59 pm

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  • HYBRID: Mindfulness: A Resilience Practice

    July 1, 2022
    12:00 am- 11:59 pm

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  • HYBRID: Stress and Resilience: Building Core Capabilities Community of Practice

    July 1, 2022
    12:00 am- 11:59 pm

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Upcoming Self Paced Professional Development

HYBRID: Mindfulness – A Resilience Practice

Opens: July 1, 2022

HYBRID: Stress and Resilience – Building Core Capabilities (CoP)

Opens: July 1, 2022

SELF-PACED: Assessment 101 – Assessment for Positive Effect

Opens: July 5, 2022

SELF-PACED: The Role of Play in Any Setting (CoP)

Opens: July 8, 2022