Delaware continues focus on trauma-informed practices

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Over the past three years, more than 7,000 Delaware educators have participated in professional development opportunities around trauma, including book studies, workshops, strategic planning and the multi-district Compassionate Schools Teacher Test Lab. So far this year, more than 400 educators have engaged in free DDOE training to better understanding why adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are so threatening and how they …

Grant to help state improve access to early education

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Delaware is making the process of navigating programs and policies easier for families seeking to educate and care for young children with the help of a $4.2 million federal grant. The one-year Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) will help the state better prepare children from all backgrounds to enter kindergarten ready to learn and will improve their …

State seeks sponsors, meal sites for 2019 Summer Food Service Program

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A program that targets children in low-income areas so they have meals during the summer is seeking sponsors and meal sites. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and managed locally by the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), needs sponsors and meal sites for locations throughout Delaware to increase …

Child and Adult Care Food Program offers meal reimbursement

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Sponsors can receive reimbursement for meals served at qualifying child care centers, adult day care centers, emergency shelters, family day care homes and afterschool programs as part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The post Child and Adult Care Food Program offers meal reimbursement appeared first on State of Delaware News.

Delaware Awarded Two Federal Grants to Reduce Recidivism at the State Level

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Delaware receives $1,509,471 for the Statewide Recidivism Reduction and Innovations in Reentry Grants Dover, DE— The Delaware Criminal Justice Council (CJC) has been awarded $1.5 million in federal grant funding to build on state level-efforts to improve Delaware’s reentry systems and reduce recidivism. The majority of funds will be administered by the Delaware Department of […] The post Delaware Awarded …

State launches first phase of Delaware Report Card

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The Delaware Department of Education today launched the first phase of its new Delaware Report Card (reportcard.doe.k12.de.us), a more consumer-friendly site to provide important educational information to Delaware families. The post State launches first phase of Delaware Report Card appeared first on State of Delaware News.

“Baby It’s Cold Outside”

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The 10th Annual Heart 2 Heart Hugs Campaign for Delaware’s Homeless Children Need Coats, Hats, Sleeping Bags, Gloves and other warm new or hand made items. It’s been a decade since the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) has orchestrated the Heart 2 Heart Hugs campaign which provides warm winter clothes to school districts […] The post “Baby It’s …

2019 LIFE Conference Offers Educational, Networking Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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NEW CASTLE (January 10, 2019) – More than 500 people are expected to attend the 2019 LIFE Conference, the largest annual cross-disability conference in support of people with disabilities and their families, on Thursday, January 31, at Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center. The conference brings together people with disabilities, their families and professionals for […] The post 2019 LIFE …

Delaware wins $4.2 million preschool development grant

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Delaware has won a $4.2 million federal grant to strengthen its early childhood system. The grant will help the state better prepare children from all backgrounds to enter kindergarten ready to learn and will improve their transition between early childhood programs and the K-12 system. The post Delaware wins $4.2 million preschool development grant appeared first on State of Delaware …