State & Tribal Profiles

Delaware

Models implemented in Delaware included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 11 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

12,510
home visits provided
1,267
families served
1,211
children served

Ethnicity

25% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

37% No high school diploma

Child Age

28% <1 year

44% 1-2 years

28% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

89% Public

4% Private

7% None

Primary Language

73% English

24% Spanish

3% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Delaware, there were 48,300 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 64,400 children.

64,400 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 64,400 children who could benefit —

48,300 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in Delaware who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 29%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 8%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 22%

Of the 48,300 families who could benefit —

53% of families met one or more targeting criteria

20% of families met two or more targeting criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. • Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • EHS data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs providing home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS does not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.