Restructuring at DEL

In the April DEL Update newsletter, we announced some changes at DEL that took effect April 1. Changes include three new divisions:

  • Licensing Oversight Division - Ensure our child care licensing and subsidy work is aligned, based in research and best practice, and reflect reality in the field for our licensors, for providers, and for families.
  • Partnership & Collaboration Division - Ensure we are working with partners to implement the statewide Early Learning Plan and build an early learning system.
  • Outcomes & Accountability Division - Ensure we are accountable for results, so that we know the extent to which our programs positively impact school readiness for children, families, schools and communities.
These new divisions will be head by two existing DEL staff – Bob McLellan and Kelli Bohanon – and a new addition, Bonnie Beukema, who will start on April 16. DEL’s 18 field offices, which are responsible for our child care licensing work, remain the same, with continued oversight by our three Service Area Managers. You can read more about our new divisions and meet our team by visiting our DEL Leadership page on our Web site.

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