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, 8 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

14,454
home visits provided
including 6,008 virtual visits
1,363
families served
1,240
children served

Ethnicity

24% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

28% No high school diploma

Child Age

30% <1 year

44% 1-2 years

25% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

88% Public

12% Private

0% None

Primary Language

86% English

12% Spanish

2% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Delaware, there were 45,900 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 62,900 children.

62,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 62,900 children who could benefit —

45,900 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 18%
  • Single mother 28%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 21%

Of the 45,900 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

20% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: EHS, HFA, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add 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 did not require reporting on 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children served in 2019 was included as a proxy for children and families served in 2020. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.