In Delaware, one in three low-income kids are enrolled in a publically funded early education program. This includes approximately 302 children under the age of three that are enrolled in Early Head Start and 7 percent of all four-year-olds that have access to pre-K in the state. Additionally, the average annual cost of center-based infant care in the state is $8,928. Governor Jack Markell has been a champion for early education in his state and nationwide, as Delaware public schools have been a model for public schools around the country. Momentum in the state has largely been focused on expanding educational opportunities, including early education, for the children most at-risk.