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Delaware First Application is now available online!

Delaware First Application is now available online!

The Delaware First Professional Development System for Early Care and Education and School-Age Programs, commonly referred to as Delaware First, supports early learning professionals by certifying them to become employed by an early childcare or school-age care center once they meet specific requirements related to age, work experience and education.

Delaware has developed a “Best Practice Statement for the Prevention of Expulsion and Suspension from Early Childhood Programs.”

Delaware is committed to ensuring that all of our children receive the best early education possible by using a proactive and systemic approach to building resilience, and finding alternatives to preschool suspension and expulsion. Using this as a foundation, Delaware has developed a “Best Practice Statement for the Prevention of Expulsion and Suspension from Early Childhood Programs.”  Read the DRAFT version here.

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