July 26, 2019

It's been just over a week since Governor DeWine signed the FY 20-21 state operating budget. This year's state budget process had an unprecedented focus on investing in Ohio’s youngest children. With strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate and close cooperation between the Administration and General Assembly, the FY 20-21 budget includes a number of new investments to support quality early learning and healthy development for 0-5 year olds in Ohio. 

Since the be...

July 19, 2019

After passing with strong support from the House and Senate on Wednesday afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine signed the FY 20-21 budget bill hours after the end of the July 17th extended deadline.  We are excited to announce that the final budget sustains many of the exciting proposed investments in early learning and healthy development that we've shared over the past several months, including:

  • A $30 million increase in investments over the biennium for the Help Me...

July 12, 2019

Federal funds play a critical role in supporting early learning in Ohio--about 20% of Ohio's child care funding comes from the federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Congress is currently considering an increase to that fund, which could significantly benefit Ohio's littlest learners.  This week, Groundwork Ohio's Executive Committee sent letters to the Ohio Congressional delegation expressing our support of increasing CCDBG funding by $5 billion from last yea...

July 5, 2019

During this holiday week of rest and celebration, we want to take a moment to celebrate our own fearless leader Shannon Jones on her well-deserved recognition as one of Venue Magazine's 2019 Women of Influence. This award aims to honor women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated leadership, professional achievement, and continuous contribution to the workplace and community.

Shannon has dedicated her career to better serving the m...

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