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
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)
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