Selecting the right child care provider for your family is a very important decision and there are many things to consider. Delaware’s Office of Child Care Licensing helps you make a more informed choice by showing program information and the number of non-compliances and substantiated complaints for the past five years.
In New Castle County, call: 302-892-5800
In Kent & Sussex Counties, call: 302-739-5487
The Office of Child Care Licensing is here.
Delaware Stars partners with early child care and education programs to provide high-quality early learning for young children. The Stars quality rating helps guide families seeking the best program for their child.
You can find quality early childhood programs by looking for Delaware Stars Programs.
Programs can earn up to five stars. Each star reflects the hard work a program has done to teach and care for children. There are close to 500 Delaware Stars programs, so it is easy to pick a Stars program close to your home or work.
As a part of the Department of Education, the Office of Early Learning is charged with creating and sustaining the statewide network of early learning partners to achieve desired outcomes for children, birth through age eight, and their families.
For more information on what a high-quality early program looks like click here.
For more information about the Office of Early Learning click here.
Birth to Three is a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system that provides early intervention services and supports for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays and their families.
Their mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.
To this end, the following links provide guidance on both choosing a quality child care and preparing your toddler for preschool.
Birth to Three Offices: (302) 255-9134
For more information about the Delaware Early Childhood Early Intervention Program click here.