COVID-19 RESPONSE

Recorded Webinars & Resources 

As we work to share the most up to date information and resources with you during this quickly evolving situation, we know the flood of information can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing. 

Below are the recordings and resources from informational webinars we've shared thus far. Groundwork has partnered with other leading early education organizations across the state to share timely resources and information about Ohio's response to COVID-19 and its impact on early learning programs.  All recorded webinars and new webinar opportunities will be shared on this page in the coming days and weeks as the situation continues to evolve.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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August 14, 2020

Contact your members of congress now.

Holding On Until Help Comes: A Survey Reveals Child Care’s Fight to Survive (NAEYC)

Thank you to Congresswoman Joyce Beatty for joining us to discuss the importance of investing in child care in Ohio.  A special thank you to the child care leaders who shared their experiences and expertise, including Christie Angel (YWCA of Columbus), Misti Norman (Heavenly Kids Center for Learning), and Melissa Bacon (OCALI).

July 29, 2020

Contact your members of congress now.

Toolkit to encourage families and community members to contact congress

Holding On Until Help Comes: A Survey Reveals Child Care’s Fight to Survive (NAEYC)

Thank you to U.S. Senator Rob Portman for joining us to discuss the importance of investing in child care in Ohio.  A special thank you to the child care leaders who shared their experiences and expertise, including Katie Kelly (PRE4CLE), Carol Haynes (Kiddie Academy), and Patti Gleason (Learning Grove).

July 17, 2020

Contact your members of congress.

Toolkit to encourage families and community members to contact congress

Thank you to Mayors Daniel Horrigan and Nan Whaley for joining us to discuss the importance of investing in child care in local communities across Ohio.  A special thank you to the child care leaders who shared their experiences and expertise, including Laura DiCola (Summit Education Initiative), Palmer Jason (Good Shepherd Academy Child Care), Ronette Moss (Akron Area YMCA), and Charmaine Webster (Dayton/Montgomery County Preschool Promise).

June 26, 2020

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Contact Senator Brown's office with questions or concerns about PPP loans

Encourage your members of Congress to support the Child Care is Essential Act

Share your story to support state and federal advocacy

Thank you to Senator Sherrod Brown for joining us to discuss the importance of investing in Ohio's child care system.  A special thank you to the constituents who shared their experiences, including Shannon (Groundwork Ohio), Patti Gleason (Learning Grove), Christie Angel (YWCA Columbus), Misti Norman (Heavenly Kids Center for Learning), and Peg Tazewell (Knox County Head Start).

May 27, 2020

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Resources Shared:

Thank you to our own Lynanne Gutierrez, Policy Director and Legal Counsel, for moderating the panel and to our featured speakers, Michele Dritz, MD, FAAP, Ohio AAP & Cornerstone Pediatrics; Suzanne Prescott, Director of Butler County Educational Service Center; Sheri Davis, RN at Butler County Educational Service Center; and Kelly Vyzral, Senior Health Policy Associate, Children's Defense Fund - Ohio.

July 30, 2020

Contact your members of congress now.

Toolkit to encourage families and community members to contact congress

Holding On Until Help Comes: A Survey Reveals Child Care’s Fight to Survive (NAEYC)

Thank you to Congressman Tim Ryan for joining us to discuss the importance of investing in child care in Ohio.  A special thank you to the child care leaders who shared their experiences and expertise, including Laura DiCola (Summit Education Initiative), Kurtisene Cunningham (Little Discoverers STEM Academy), and MaryBeth Bush (Mary's Little Lambs).

July 23, 2020

Contact your members of congress now.

Toolkit to encourage families and community members to contact congress

Holding On Until Help Comes: A Survey Reveals Child Care’s Fight to Survive (NAEYC)

Pandemic Child Care Lessons from Central Ohio (Action for Children)

Child Care Dear Colleague Letter to House Leadership

Thank you to Congressman Troy Balderson for joining us to discuss the importance of investing in child care in Ohio.  A special thank you to the child care leaders who shared their experiences and expertise, including Kimberly Tice (Ohio AEYC), Eric Karolak (Action for Children), and Leigh Anne Easterling (Mary Evans Child Development Center).

May 28, 2020

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Thank you to Congressman Steve Stivers and State Senator Stephanie Kunze for joining us to discuss the importance of investing in Ohio's child care system.  A special thank you to our panel of experts, including Lynanne Gutierrez (Groundwork Ohio), Eric Karolak (Action for Children), Barbara Haxton (Ohio Head Start Association), Carol Haynes (Kiddie Academy), and Dawn Blalock (Little Miracles EDC).

May 22, 2020

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Thank you to the Ohio Legislative Children's Caucus co-chairs, Senator Peggy Lehner and Representative Allison Russo, for hosting this important discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on child care programs in our state.  And thank you to Carol Haynes (Kiddie Academy), George Goddard (Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development), and Lynanne Gutierrez (Groundwork Ohio) for share their insights and expertise on the panel. 

May 7, 2020

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Resources shared:

Thank you to Dr. Robert Ammerman (Cincinnati Children's Hospital & Every Child Succeeds), Dr. Laura Maddox (OCALI), Stephanie Davis (Ohio Department of Education), Dr. Valerie Alloy (Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services), and Erin Lucas (Hopewell Health Centers) for contributing to this webinar and to our presenting partners the Ohio Children's Hospital Association, Vote for Ohio Kids, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for making this possible.

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