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.
June 26, 2020
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 28, 2020
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 27, 2020
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.
May 22, 2020
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
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.
April 8, 2020
Thank you to Dr. Jonathan Thackeray (Dayton Children's Hospital), Lee Johnson III (ZERO TO THREE), and Dr. Melissa Merrick (Prevent Child Abuse America) for contributing to this webinar.
March 23, 2020
State of Ohio Resources
OhioMHAS Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Thank you to Dr. Nefertiti Bruce Poyner for facilitating this amazing webinar, and to Ohio AEYC and Southwest Ohio AEYC for co-hosting with Groundwork!