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#Vote4OhioKids on WKYC!

This morning, Groundwork Ohio Executive Director Shannon Jones and PRE4CLE Executive Director Katie Kelly will appear on WKYC's We the People to talk about the Vote for Ohio Kids campaign! We are excited that both candidates have committed to participating in the Vote for Ohio Kids Leadership Forum on September 27th and we are working hard to continue elevating awareness about the importance of investing in quality early education and healthcare in Ohio.

Are you looking for ways to stay engaged with the Vote for Ohio Kids campaign? Help elevate our message on social media by tweeting at the candidates and sharing resources to help educate your followers on the early childhood education and healthcare issues our next governor will need to address. Click on any of the sample messages below to share on Twitter or copy and paste to share on Facebook! Quality early education & healthcare are a NECESSITY for all Ohio families. It’s time for our next governor to step up and provide the quality resources our youngest Ohioans need to reach their full potential. @MikeDeWine @RichCordray @Vote4OhioKids Publicly funded child care for 0-4 year olds in Ohio provides a critical opportunity to affect at-risk kids during the most important period of development, in addition to a necessary support for working families. Learn more: @MikeDeWine @RichCordray Ohio's state-funded preschool programs provide essential development of social, emotional, and cognitive skills for kids as they prepare to enter kindergarten. Learn more about why our next governor should invest in quality preschool: @vote4ohiokids Voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs allow motivated parents to learn how to succeed in their new role & provide children a healthy start with their first and most important teachers—parents. Learn more: @MikeDeWine @RichCordray @vote4ohiokids Access to essential healthcare services for all Ohio kids helps to ensure they grow up as healthy, productive adults. Learn more about ensuring quality healthcare for kids in Ohio: @MikeDeWine @RichCordray @vote4ohiokids Click here for more sample tweets!


Updated Equity Website It's now easier to access and utilize Groundwork's Ohio Early Childhood Race & Rural Equity Report!

Our Ohio Early Childhood Race & Rural Equity webpage was updated this week to make it easier for you to utilize the report and its accompanying resources! Check out to access the full report, statewide and local summaries, informational videos, press coverage, and social media resources. NEW FEATURE: We want to hear YOUR feedback! What was your reaction to the Ohio Early Childhood Race and Rural Equity Report? Did certain metrics resonate with you? How are you using this report to engage your local community? Send us your feedback at

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