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August's Early Childhood Education in the News

Each month, Groundwork Ohio reads the latest and greatest resources on early education and health from a wide variety of sources. Below is a compilation of the most important articles we have read throughout August 2021.


The Center for Community Solutions

Latest Maternal Morbidity Report Reveals Maternal Health Crisis Worsening

Twenty-five Years Later, U.S. Policy Shifts on Aid to Poor Families with Children

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Expansion of doula services would help Ohio improve maternal health, address racial disparities in birth outcomes

Cleveland Scene

Ohio Doctors Urge Families to Resume Wellness Checkups

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio lawmakers axed part of Gov. DeWine's lead safety plan. Here's why advocates say it's needed

CelebrateOne unveils 5-year plan, reports infant mortality rate down 20% in Franklin County

Pandemic has hit kids in poverty, minority groups particularly hard

Ohio postpones rollout of new, reformed Medicaid managed care system to July 2022

'A perfect storm': Challenges of life in Appalachian Ohio affect children's mental health

Dayton Daily News

Labor Secretary: Job training, child care would be ‘transformative’

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine visits Dayton to promote Imagination Library

Highland County Press

Nationwide Children’s Hospital priorities kindergarten readiness as part of pediatric ‘Vital Signs’

The Ohio Association of Health Plan

Groundwork Ohio: Quality Birth-To-Five Investment is Powerful Prevention Policy

Ohio Capital Journal

Black women with children excluded from federal cash assistance program, report finds

Study: Child poverty, family stability see major impacts during pandemic

Public News Service

New Child Well-Being Data Can Help Ohio Allocate ARP Funds

Ready, Set, Soar Ohio

As a Pediatrician, I Know the Value of Quality Child Care

The Toledo Blade

Child-care industry crying out for help after years on the brink made worse by pandemic


Choosing child care during a pandemic


The Atlantic

Child-Care Workers Might Not Come Back


For working parents, juggling child care came at a steep cost during Covid

Just one child tax credit payment reduced financial anxiety for 56% of families

This lesser-known tax credit may offer working families a bigger write-off this year

Child tax credit lifted 3 million kids from poverty in July


U.S. Maternal And Infant Mortality: More Signs Of Public Health Neglect

Uncovering The Factors Causing The Perfect Storm Childcare Crisis


U.S. Has Worst Health Care, Highest Infant Mortality Rate Among Wealthy Countries, Report Finds

Health Affairs

Addressing The Maternal Health Crisis Through Improved Data Infrastructure: Guiding Principles For Progress

The American Rescue Plan Act, A Critical Opportunity To Improve Child And Family Health

The Hechinger Report

Parents report declines in academic, social-emotional skills of young children

The Hill

Support the budget resolution to ensure a critical investment in child care


How essential child care providers are often stretched thin

Why are the waitlists for child care so long?

The New York Times

Return to Work? Not Without Child Care Still in Limbo, Some Parents Say

Kamala Harris invites business leaders to the White House to discuss child care.


Child Care During Competitions Presents A Major Hurdle For Olympians And Paralympians

America Has A Child Care Crisis. Biden Wants To Spend Billions To Fix It


Biden’s child care plan faces a test: Building enough centers, hiring enough workers

US News & World Report

Taking Action to Improve Maternal and Fetal Health

The Washington Post

CDC guidance now official: Pregnant people should get coronavirus vaccine

Yahoo! Finance

Expanded Child Tax Credit Provides Major Economic Benefits: Analysis

Yahoo! News

Day care centers can’t find enough people to work there: ‘We need help’


Poverty Remains High Among the Nation’s Babies, But Few are Assisted


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