deaeyc currently houses T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Delaware, Child Care WAGE$ Delaware, and Get Delaware Reading Wilmington. We are also proud to have participated in WK Kellogg projects in the past. Check out their links for more information.

 T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Delaware:

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.

Child Care WAGE$ Program:

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, with a STAR 2 or higher. 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.

Get Delaware Reading Wilmington:

Get Delaware Reading is a collaborative effort by community partners, government agencies and business leaders to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. Get Delaware Reading brings together a coalition of stakeholders to address these challenges by leveraging resources that increase the number of early screenings to detect physical, emotional, and/or learning barriers in children, improve academic achievement, reduce absenteeism and summer learning loss, and increase the number of degreed professionals in the early childhood workforce.

Professional Development

deaeyc professional development opportunities - offering courses for continued education and professional development.