Early Childhood Education
Our Commitment As A Club
Vision: Every Delaware child should have a high-quality early education experience.
Strategic Focus: Services for young children 0-5 and their families in the City of Wilmington and State of Delaware.
90% of the brain is formed by age 5
Only 1 in 7 children under age 5 have access to publicly funded early care and education experiences
We rank 42nd in access Pre-K among other States
Fewer than 50% of kids are Kindergarten ready
Programs can barely pay minimum wage to educators
Parents cannot work because of waiting lists and costs of childcare
How can you help?
Sign up for Rotary community service projects
Read to a young child. Visit the Read Aloud Delaware website for opportunities.
Join a community-based Readiness team. Visit the Delaware Readiness Teams website to learn more.
Contribute to the Rotary Foundation to support our community service projects.
Contribute to the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund.
3. Advocate: Contact your legislator and ask them to invest in early childhood
Child Care https://actionnetwork.org/letters/child-care-is-essential-fundourfuture