deaeyc currently houses T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Delaware, Child Care WAGE$ Delaware, Professional Development and 21st Century Community Schools.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Delaware is a research based comprehensive strategy to educate and retain early childhood practitioners, positively impacting outcomes for the children in their care. T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) is a proven effective strategy through its use of four key elements: scholarships, education, compensation and commitment.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Delaware provides scholarships for those working in licensed early care and education (ECE) or school age program in Delaware.
The Child Care WAGE$® Program helps to provide education-based salary supplements to underpaid teachers, directors, administrators, and family child care providers, working face-to-face with children, specifically, ages birth through five years. The participant must be working in a STARS-rated early care and education setting. The initiative is designed to increase workforce retention, education, and compensation.
The WAGE$® participant receives a supplement every six (6) months tied to the level of education and retention in their program.
deaeyc professional development opportunities - offering courses for continued education and professional development.