Do you run a childcare or home visiting program in Delaware? Stand By Me offers customized financial coaching for childcare center employees and parents.
$tand By Me has developed partnerships with Head Start Centers and many private and nonprofit childcare centers throughout Delaware to provide personal financial coaching to the staff (as an employee benefit) and to the families served by the centers.
Four coaches, two of whom are bilingual in Spanish and one bilingual in Creole, work across the state with childcare centers. The State Office of Early Learning and the Office of Childcare Licensing has worked with $tand By Me to qualify program services within Delaware’s early childcare quality initiative, STARS, as either an employee benefit or a community service. This way, centers not only benefit by making these services available to their staff and families, but they also add value towards their quality rating.
In addition to the financial coaching support provided to teachers and parents, $tand By Me offers a special Sesame Street workshop to parents and children to begin financial literacy at the tender age of three.
A program funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation
This program is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as part of its two-generation strategy that aims to empower parents with opportunities to improve their family finances and train for a new or better job, and at the same time provide their children with high-quality pre-school services.
Services offered free of charge to all family childcare providers, childcare centers & Head Start programs include:
Financial coaching: Personal and group financial coaching sessions to help child care workers and parents manage their budgets.
Mind Over Money workshops: Four one-hour workshops for child care administrators recognized for annual hours by the Office of Child Care Licensing.
Sesame Street workshops: Train the trainer program for childcare educators or a workshop activity for parents and children together. This workshop introduces young children to the basic money concepts of spending, saving, and sharing.