Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 28, 2020

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Leading for Equity:

Understanding Your Role in Advancing Childhood Equity

If you work closely with children, you do not want to miss this upcoming opportunity to become more familiar with what childhood equity is and how you have the opportunity to play an instrumental role in advancing equity for our youngest and most vulnerable citizens. Join us for this virtual training designed to provide you with foundational knowledge on why racial equity matters for children and to empower you to advance racial equity in your work and across systems. The training is hosted by Groundwork Ohio, Learn to Earn Dayton, National Black Child Development Institute of Cleveland, OCALI, Ohio AEYC, and YWCA of Dayton.  Learn more here.

 

Participants can earn 1.5 hours of Ohio Approved Credit and/or 1 hour of CEU for social work.
 

Leading for Equity: Understanding Your Role in Advancing Childhood Equity

October 28, 2020

Join us for this virtual training designed to provide you with foundational knowledge on why racial equity matters for children and to empower you to advance racial equity in your work and across systems. The training is hosted by Groundwork Ohio, Learn to Earn Dayton, National Black Child Development Institute of Cleveland, OCALI, Ohio AEYC, and YWCA of Dayton. 

Note: Professional development credit was only available for real-time participation in the live webinar.

Featuring experts from the BUILD Initiative:

  • Dr. Aisha Ray

  • Michelle Stover-Wright

Early Childhood Town Hall with State Senators Nickie Antonio and Matt Dolan

October 23, 2020

Watch the recorded town hall discussion on impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Northeast Ohio’s early childhood system and how policymakers at the state level are addressing the urgent needs of young children and families. 

Featuring:

  • Senator Matt Dolan, Ohio Senate District 24

  • Senator Nickie Antonio, Ohio Senate District 23

  • Katie Kelly, Executive Director, PRE4CLE

  • Lynanne Gutierrez, Assistant Director and Legal Counsel, Groundwork Ohio

  • Michelle Curry, Executive Director, Merrick House

  • Karla Martin, Quality Enhancement Director, Starting Point

The Workforce Behind the Workforce Report Release

October 20, 2020

Watch the recorded unveiling of our 2020 report on advancing the early childhood education profession in Ohio's child care settings.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Debra Brathwaite, Dayton-Montgomery County Preschool Promise

  • State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard)

  • Kimberly Tice, Ohio AEYC

Building the Way to a Healthier Future Report Release

October 13, 2020

Watch the recorded unveiling of our 2020 report on ensuring children are safe from lead hazards in child care facilities. 

Featuring:

  • Gabriella Celeste, Ohio Lead Free Kids Coalition 

  • Ami Cole, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc.

  • Lee Anne Cornyn, Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiatives

  • Katie Kelly, Executive Director of PRE4CLE

  • Wyonette Cheairs, Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition

Drafting a New Blueprint for Success: Report Release Event

October 7, 2020

Watch the recorded unveiling of our 2020 equity report. The release event includes an overview of the new report, which explores additional metrics and offers high-level recommendations for advancing equity for young children in Ohio, followed by a discussion among state policymakers about the importance of advancing early childhood equity.

Featuring:

  • State Senator Nicki Antonio (D-Lakewood)

  • State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville)

  • State Representative Erica Crawley (D-Columbus)

Ready, Set, Soar Ohio Campaign Relaunch 

September 23, 2020

Ready, Set, Soar Ohio is a diverse statewide coalition of early childhood, education, health, advocacy, philanthropy and business organizations, community leaders, policymakers and families. 

Featuring:

  • Director LeeAnne Cornyn, Governor's Office of Children's Initiatives

  • Rozlyn Grant, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at The Centers

  • Commissioner Carolyn Rice, Montgomery County

State and Federal Discussions to Support Child Care Relief

May - August, 2020

Child Care Round Table Discussion with Ohio Mayors

July 17, 2020 

Community leaders from Dayton and Akron discuss the critical role child care plays in supporting families, businesses, and the local economy.

Featuring:

  • Mayor Daniel Horrigan, City of Akron

  • Mayor Nan Whaley, City of Dayton

  • Laura DiCola, Summit Education Initiative

  • Palmer Jason, Good Shepherd Academy Child Care

  • Ronette Moss, Akron Area YMCA

  • Charmaine Webster, Dayton/Montgomery County Preschool Promise

Supporting Children & Families in Accessing Preventative Healthcare

May 27, 2020 ​

Over the past few months, pediatricians have seen a sharp decrease in well-child visits. Early education and health providers can help in reassuring families that pediatrician offices are safe and necessary to monitor their child's development and growth as well as to maintain their vaccination schedules.

Featuring:

  • 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

  • Kelly Vyzral, Senior Health Policy Associate, Children's Defense Fund - Ohio

Supporting Child & Family Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 7, 2020 ​

This training is targeted toward parents, caregivers, and providers who are seeking guidance and tools to support young children during times of community stress such as the coronavirus pandemic. (Note: Credit only available for live participation in the webinar)

Featuring:

  • Dr. Valerie Alloy, Lead, Early Childhood Mental Health Initiatives, Bureau of Children and Families, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services

  • Stephanie Davis, Assistant Director, Office of Early Learning & School Readiness, Ohio Department of Education

  • Dr. Robert Ammerman, Pediatric Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Scientific Director, Every Child Succeeds

  • Dr. Laura Maddox, Director of Center for the Young Child, OCALI

  • Erin Lucas, Director of Early Childhood Programs, Hopewell Health Centers

Promoting Children's Resiliency and Preventing Child Abuse during the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 8, 2020

This training is targeted toward parents, caregivers, and providers who are seeking guidance and tools to support young children during times of community stress such as the coronavirus pandemic. (Note: Credit only available for live participation in the webinar)

Featuring:

  • Dr. Jonathan Thackeray, Dayton Children's Hospital

  • Lee Johnson III, ZERO TO THREE

  • Dr. Melissa Merrick, Prevent Child Abuse America).

Supporting Early Childhood Educators' Mental Health 

March 24, 2020

During this time of elevated stress and anxiety, especially for those work with young children and their families, take a moment to breathe, take care of yourself, and learn more about supporting your own mental health.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Nefertiti Bruce Poyner

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