In Case You Missed It

Stay connected with up-to-date information

The focus of this page is to provide you with a “one stop shop” for recent updates from DIEEC and our state partners. Additionally, this site is where you’ll find health and safety information, including all relevant COVID-19 guidance information for early childhood education programs in Delaware.

COVID Support

The following resources will provide you with the most updated information to operate your program safely during COVID-19.

There are no additional requirements from the Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL) or the Delaware Department of Health (DPH) due to COVID-19 at this time.

All licensed programs must follow DELACARE regulations set out from the Office of Child Care Licensing. These regulations are found at https://education.delaware.gov/families/birth-age-5/occl/regulations_and_exemptions/.

It is recommended that programs follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for early childhood education settings.  Check back frequently, as this guidance continues to be updated. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-childcare-guidance.html 

Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccines is located here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Information regarding where to get vaccinated in Delaware and vaccine resources can be found here: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/.

Have questions? Give us a call at (302) 831-3239 or send us an email at ecinsitute@udel.edu.