invest in our Children

Together we can act to ensure every child has a real opportunity to succeed.

Our MISSION

The goal of Action for Delaware's Children is to be a voice for Delaware’s children, especially those living in poverty.  We believe that many Delawareans want to help these children fulfill their potential, and we seek to educate members of the public about how the state can do that.  Our hope is that the Delawareans we reach will, in turn, ask their elected representatives to make the changes needed to help these kids.

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solutions we're fighting for

This year at Action for Delaware’s Children we have two priorities that evidence shows us can have a real impact on the lives of Delaware's children:

The first is to convince the state to fund the recommendations of the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity, including its recommendations to dramatically expand quality full-day Pre-K for children living in poverty, to create quality before-school, after-school, and summer programs in Delaware’s schools serving the highest percentages of children living in poverty, and to increase home visitation programs for infants and toddlers living in poverty.

Our second priority is to advocate for supplementing  the state’s re-entry services for juveniles leaving juvenile correctional facilities, to include cognitive behavioral therapy and vocational training services.

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Some Sobering Numbers

10th

Highest infant mortality rate in the U.S. 

37%

of 3rd graders living below the poverty line were proficient in reading

73%

of mothers receive timely pre-natal care

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