As Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor, my promise and goal is to be a voice for Delaware’s children in the halls of government. Specifically, my priorities include:
Improving our public schools by making Delaware a destination of choice for our region’s top new teachers and child care professionals, and treating those teachers and child care workers as professionals;
Expanding the role of mentors and parents in our public schools;
Increasing the number of Delaware children with health insurance;
Ensuring stricter enforcement of Delaware’s environmental laws, to protect our kids from pollutants that cause childhood asthma and brain damage; and
Improving the services that our state offers children who face special challenges-children who are abused, neglected, living in foster care, or fighting to overcome disabilities.
The Lt. Governor's office developed the below guidebook for home daycare providers to simplify some of the rules and regulations for operating a home based daycare. This guidebook was a collaboration between the Lt. Governor's staff and interns, the Office of Child Care Licensing, and Bank of America.
Please fill out our Delaware Parent Involvement Survey! If you are a parent with children in Delaware schools, please tell us about your experience. Lt. Governor Denn wants to hear about how parents are engaged in schools and from parents' perspective, how schools can further connect with parents.
One of my goals as Lieutenant Governor will be to encourage Delawareans to mentor children in our public schools. Mentoring provides not only much needed tutoring for children who may be struggling, but a caring and reliable supporter.
In addition to encouraging individuals to become mentors, I also am recruiting business to partner with specific schools. Not only will this provide a source of mentors, but my hope is that it can benefit schools in other ways as well, including finding ways to keep schools open into the evenings and weekends so they can serve as locations for more community activities.