As the new year and inauguration approach, Groundwork remains steadfast in our objective to advance quality early learning and development as the most transformative strategy to improve school outcomes, increase the life-long success of Ohio’s children, and lay a strong foundation for economic prosperity in our state. Because of our unified efforts during the Vote for Ohio Kids Leadership Forum, both candidates for governor shared robust, well-reasoned plans for Ohio’s kids. Now that all of the votes have been counted, the transition is in full swing with Governor-elect Mike DeWine at the helm. In anticipation of the upcoming budget process, several stakeholders have reached out for resources to use in conversations with the incoming DeWine Administration and other key policy makers. In an effort to make this engagement quick and easy for you, Groundwork has created a Guide for Stakeholder Engagement, which includes Governor-elect DeWine's commitments to investing in early education, strong data points to support increased investments, and a checklist of ways you can get involved today! Check out this new resource by clicking below or visiting GroundworkOhio.org/engage.
On May 8, 2019 early childhood stakeholders from across the state of Ohio will come together in Columbus to bring awareness to the importance of investments in early childhood education and communicate this important information to our legislators. We need your help to make sure the importance of early education issues rings loud and clear!