Balancing act for Delaware child-care centers’ schooling needs

On Monday, students in the Appoquinimink School District are heading back to school. Learning Tree Academy, an early childhood education facility in Middletown, is preparing for what it will look like having students in school and at the center during a year shaded by coronavirus. “It’s a little bit nerve-wracking for us on that part […]

Young, bilingual author has write stuff

GEORGETOWN — Eleven-year-old Máximo César Castellanos is far from your average kid. He never envisioned himself being anything but an author even at an early age. At the age of 3, Máximo began creating stories through drawings. At the age of 4, he discovered the comics. Once he learned to read and write, he began […]

Anchor Project moves online in youth suicide prevention efforts

When she started the Anchor Project at Caesar Rodney High School, mental health therapist Christina Eilers wanted to channel the message that “we are all connected.” As with many things this year, the Anchor Project has had to evolve, but even with physical distance, the message of encouraging connecting students to resources remains the throughline. […]

Capital nutrition supervisor awarded for work during pandemic

DOVER — For James Trower, connecting students with the meals they need is just part of his work every day as a child nutrition supervisor for the Capital School District. What he considers everyday work, however, earned him a spot among 30 school leaders and community members to be recognized in the “First Chance” Awards […]

Commentary: Childcare during a pandemic

By Jamie Forrest As Delaware begins to go back to school for the fall, its childcare industry is more critical than ever. Children and families deserve access to high-quality childcare so parents can return to work, and students can have safe and engaging places to thrive. COVID-19 not only battered our economy, but has also […]

Children’s social lives altered during pandemic

As schools open their doors in some capacity this month, some students will be learning from home, while others will be back behind a desk. Regardless of how school begins session, the social lives for teenagers and children have changed drastically. “It’s inevitable that there’s going to be some effect on kids and teens, just […]

Study: Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who caught the coronavirus at day cares and a day camp spread it to their relatives, according to a new report that underscores that kids can bring the germ home and infect others. Scientists already know children can spread the virus. But the study published Friday by the Centers for […]

VanSciver keeps kids on same page with new book

LEWES — Dr. James VanSciver, a retired educator and former president of Read-Aloud Delaware, has always had a knack for helping children to read and enjoy books. “I retired after a 43-year career in public education watching children suffer from an inability to read and enjoy books,” Dr. VanSciver said. “I witnessed those reading shortcomings […]

Family crisis therapists engage Delaware children

WILMINGTON — Despite COVID-19, family crisis therapists with the Delaware Children’s Department have continued to engage families with targeted early intervention programming to further social and development skills this summer. The K-5 Family Crisis Therapists (FCTs), through the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services, work in elementary schools across the state helping children and […]

Kids get into the (cake) mix at the Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Although circumstances were slightly different this year, young bakers still poured their hearts into their cake mix during the Delaware State Fair’s annual Kids Using Cake Mix competition on Tuesday. “The kids that come in are so excited and their parents are so excited and thank us for still having it,” said Trina […]