University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Delaware Department of Education
Delaware Office of Early Learning
Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood

D. E. A. E. Y. C.

Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children (DEAEYC)

The Delaware Association for the Education of Young children (DEAEYC) is an affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age eight. DEAEYC operates numerous programs that help support early care providers in Delaware including T.E.A.C.H and career advisement. Additional information can be found at:

Due to the positive feedback from the community around the benefits of salary supplement and compensation system, OEL remains committed to sustain programing that will support early learning educators and administrators in a career pathway. OEL has identified the evidence based Child Care WAGE$ Project as the new compensation system for the state.

Beginning in 2017, DEAEYC will begin to administer the Child Care WAGE$ Project. The Child Care WAGE$ Project will be funded through sustainability funds designated to the Office of Early Learning. Please visit the DEAEYC website to learn more about the Child Care WAGE$ Project and future dates for information sessions. If you have any questions of concerns, please feel free to contact Tamira Holloway, WAGE$ Coordinator, at 302-764-1500 ext. 107 or by e-mail at

T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) is a national program that addresses education compensation and retention issues in the ECE field. T.E.A.C.H. provides scholarships for Associate and Bachelor Degrees in ECE, the ECE Director’s Certificate, and the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Teaching staff in Delaware Stars programs have priority access to T.E.A.C.H. scholarships. For more information, please visit their website at:

Career Advisement – Whether you’re a seasoned Early Childhood professional, a recent high school graduate or someone who is interested in changing careers, Career Advisement is available to assist you in planning your next step toward meeting your career goals.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (302) 764-1500.

Thank you for visiting the Delaware Stars for Early Success website. Delaware Stars is a program funded and administered by Delaware Department of Education, managed by the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.