Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Push to Renew Expired Funding for Child Care

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U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester are joining other colleagues in urging congressional leadership to renew expired funding for child care in any supplemental funding package. Funding the lawmakers passed in the American Rescue Plan Act that allowed millions of parents to afford child care and keep their jobs during the pandemic expired in September, but…

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Bonus Registry Open for Delaware Child Care Professionals

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Delaware child care professionals now can submit to receive $700 for a second round of direct payments from the Delaware Department of Education. The state is using its federal American Rescue Plan funding to pay for this second round of bonuses. The reason for the bonuses is to show appreciation for and give incentive for…

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Md. To Invest $50-Million To Support Child Care Providers

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Maryland plans to provide an additional $50-million in grant funding to support child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Governor Larry Hogan, he plans to include funding in his Fiscal Year 2023 budget to extend the program. Federal funds were exhausted after the Maryland Department of Education administered two rounds of stabilization grants…

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Sussex Tech Switches To Remote Instruction Through Friday

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The Sussex Tech School District will conduct learning remotely through this Friday after people connected to the campus child care center tested positive for COVID-19. The district says it’s taking the action out of an abundance of caution and after consultation with the Delaware Division of Public Health. Sussex Tech High School and Adult Education…

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Grant Relief Available For Md. Child Care Providers

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Child care providers in Maryland that are facing higher costs during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a new relief fund. According to Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Department of Education is establishing a $60-million grant program to benefit licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers. The state will begin accepting applications…

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Governor Carney Signs Order to Designate Emergency Child Care Sites for Essential Personnel

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Governor John Carney on Monday signed the eighth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, which allows child care programs in Delaware to be designated as emergency child care sites in an effort to assist essential personnel during the coronavirus crisis. Starting April 6, and continuing until the State of Emergency is lifted, child care may…

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DPH Officials Recommend Child Care Centers to Remain Open

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As Delaware moves into two weeks of public school closures – Public Health officials are not recommending the closure of non-public school child care settings.  Based on advice from the CDC and data from the 74,000 cases of coronavirus in China – only 2% of individuals under the age of 19 tested positive for the…

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