The Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP) report includes a community and workforce needs assessment related to the Early Childhood Assistance Program. The report address the community needs for pre-k for 3- and 4-year-olds based on the demographics of children, district and early learning provider facilities capacity assessment, provider access to professional development and quality improvement, and quality standards of programs; and early childhood educator workforce, including qualifications and critical needs areas.
The Delaware Early Childhood Assistance Program is defined in Delaware Code Title 14, Chapter 30. The ECAP programs are models of Delaware’s highest quality preschool. Programs commit to serving unserved and underserved communities through continuous quality improvement processes that result in:
- comprehensive, high-quality early learning services for eligible preschool aged children;
- collaborations with community programs to ensure the delivery of holistic services to children and families; and
- shared learning across all Early Childhood Assistance Programs.