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Understanding DEL’s MERIT System

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Policy & Legislation

The start of a new school year is always a good time for licensed school-age professionals to check on the Department of Early Learning website to keep abreast of the many changes happening in the child care arena. Professionals should first explore and register with the Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT). This new […]

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Ask Afterschool Andy: Childhood Obesity Resources

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DEAR AFTERSCHOOL ANDY: My students and I are so happy we came across your web page. Your page has offered us some great resources on health/nutrition/childhood obesity that we were able to browse through and use. Thanks! Anyway, since we used some of your resources, my students thought it was only fair to share one […]

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Refugees Prepare for American School

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by Nicola Crawford, Refugee School Impact Grant VISTA Member I recently had the opportunity to visit The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Summer Program, an incredible program funded partly through the School’s Out Washington administered Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG). Recently arrived with their families from Bhutan/Nepal, Burma, and Somalia among other countries, the students, most […]

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Summer Adventures Part 2

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By Virginia Eader, Grants and Organizational Specialist With site visits complete, I am happy to say that this year’s Feed Your Brain programs were pretty outstanding. From Southwest to Northeast, hundreds of children and youth across the state participated in fun and engaging literacy activities this summer, while also recieving a free meal and snack every […]

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Summer Adventures Part 1

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By Virginia Eader, Grants and Organizational Specialist This summer, I get to have all the fun. That’s my opinion anyway. Over the last several weeks (with a few more to go) I’ve been road tripping across our beautiful state visiting the 2012 Feed Your Brain sites. I’ve had the pleasure of observing some amazing child and […]

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