Delaware Early Learning Community and Workforce Needs Assessment Study

Dear Delaware Early Childhood Council members,

I hope everyone had a wonderful new year!

I am reaching out to share the Department of Education’s community and workforce needs assessment related to the Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP) as required by Section 376 of the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Operating Budget Act (SB 250).

Please find the Delaware Early Learning Community and Workforce Needs Assessment Study.

Thank you for the opportunity to share this information on our state’s capacity for expanding our state-funded preschool program.

We also sent this study to the Governor’s Office and our House and Senate Committee Chairs. This information coupled with the data from our HS 1 for HB 377 Early Childhood Workforce Study Phase I Report will be shared in a special meeting hosted by the Delaware Early Childhood Council. We will send this group an invitation when the meeting has been scheduled.

As always, please reach out with any questions or feedback on the report. Thank you for your commitment to the care and education of our state’s youngest children!

Best,

Caitlin Gleason, M.Ed.

Associate Secretary

Early Childhood Support

Delaware Department of Education

Caitlin.Gleason@doe.k12.de.us

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