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New Website Offers Great Resources for Families

New Website Offers Great Resources for Families

The new Great Starts Delaware website, launched by the Office of Early Learning and developed with key partners in Delaware's early childhood system, offers outstanding resources for families with young children. Connecting visitors to a searchable database of early childhood programs including Delaware Stars early learning programs convenient to where families ...

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Early Childhood Strategic Plan

Early Childhood Strategic Plan

On April 15, 2013, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke at the launch of Delaware's Early Childhood Strategic Plan. The plan will advance the state's early childhood agenda through 2018. Duncan described the plan as ambitious, but one that calls for results. Find out more about Delaware's Strategic Plan here. Photo: Secretary Arne ...

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Reasons to Invest in Early Childhood Education

Reasons to Invest in Early Childhood Education

Governor Jack Markell spoke at Our Stars within Stars on November 27, 2012. He later wrote an opinion article on the importance of investing in Early Childhood Education. "Learning does not begin when a student walks into class the first day of kindergarten or end when a student walks across ...

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Head Start Program

Head Start Program

Head Start is a forty year old federally funded program operated by local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide comprehensive child development services to children at or below the poverty, with a special focus on helping preschoolers from three to school entry develop the early reading ...

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Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow

The purpose of the Delaware Help Me Grow project is to develop, implement and promote a centralized telephone line as a single point of access system for children and their families. The concept of a Help Me Grow program will serve as a comprehensive and integrated statewide system designed to ...

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Programs
  • Help Me Growis to develop, implement and promote a centralized telephone line as a single point of access system for children and their families.
  • Delaware StarsAccess to high quality early care and education programs for all of Delaware’s children...
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Mission

Promote the development of a comprehensive and coordinated early childhood system, birth to eight, which provides the highest quality services and environment for Delaware’s children and their families.