Are you ready for Ohio’s Primary Elections next Tuesday? Through the Vote for Ohio Kids campaign, Groundwork Ohio and the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association have been hard at work educating voters and candidates on the importance of prioritizing investments in our youngest Ohioans. Vote for Ohio Kids is working to ensure that Ohio’s next governor—no matter who it is—understands the impact that quality early childhood education and healthcare can have on kids’ academic outcomes and lifelong success, as well as the long-term economic prosperity of our state. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Vote for Ohio Kids agenda and our priority area fact sheets: quality child care, quality preschool, evidence-based home visiting, and quality healthcare. Before hitting the polls on May 8th, take some time to confirm your polling location, check out your sample ballot, and learn more about the issues affecting Ohio’s kids during this year’s gubernatorial election.
Groundwork Ohio has embarked on a comprehensive data analysis and communications project that examines race and rural equity in child outcomes from birth through career readiness. In preparation for the release of our full Ohio Early Childhood Race and Rural Equity Report this summer, Groundwork has released two introductory resources to help set the framework for the project: Unearthing Fairness for Ohio Kids and Brains are Built… Not Born. We encourage you to explore and share these resources, check out our Race and Rural Equity webpage, and look for the full report to be released early this summer!
CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND ADVOCACY DAY Wednesday, May 23rd Join the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, for the 2018 CDF-Ohio Advocacy Day. Child advocacy leaders, providers, young people, and families from across the state will come together to raise awareness about the needs of Ohio’s children and families with our state leaders and legislators. The day will include valuable opportunities to learn and share with our state leaders. The event will also include a number of special guests (to be announced), lunch, and briefings with legislative offices. Click here to register.