October 25, 2019

The census plays a critical role in determining the allocation of billions of federal dollars that promote healthy growth and development during early childhood, including $795 million at stake in the Child Care Development Fund, Head Start and Early Head Start, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. The magnitude of resources at stake is increased dramatically as we consider the long-term impact of census counts on state funding over the coming decade. 

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October 18, 2019

This week, Groundwork Ohio hosted a leadership training for the Ohio Department of Health's Ohio Equity Institute (OEI) teams on how policy and practice can improve social determinants of health in communities across the state. OEI teams are tasked with developing upstream strategies specific to their communities that positively impact women and reduce infant mortality rates. During the training, the teams participated in hands-on exercises that challenged them to think criti...

October 11, 2019

A qualified early educator—one who knows how to create a dynamic learning environment—is at the center of a high-quality early learning experience. Critical economic and societal benefits of a quality early childhood are determined by the long-term development of a trained and supported workforce. Only the most effective educators and staff can ensure that the littlest learners in their care have the early experiences they need to succeed in school, graduate on time, and thri...

October 4, 2019

This week, the Administration for Children and Families posted a request for information on improving access to affordable, high-quality child care in the US.  We encourage you to share your experience, expertise, and knowledge of the challenges in your communities to help inform future action by ACF and work toward improving our child care system for Ohio's children and families. 

Improving Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care 
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