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December'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 December 2021.



Columbus leaders outline plans to improve child care, access to jobs in pandemic fallout

Columbus child care provider hopes new state grant can help with sustainability


Rebuilding after the pandemic, city leaders aim to make big changes to childcare

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Kids' mental health: Ohio legislators may finally create a plan to address the crisis

Ohio announces $150 million in grants for child-care programs, applications open

Cleveland Water Department trying to contact childcare centers served by lead water lines

Ohio legislature’s $4 billion coronavirus spending bill a win for nursing homes, a mixed-bag for child advocates

Gov. Mike DeWine signs $4 billion coronavirus spending bill, but vetoes a child-care provision

Cleveland Jewish News

Quality preschool can help with child’s development

Columbus Business First

$150M in federal pandemic relief to support struggling Ohio daycares

This Columbus mom's journey juggling work and parenting during the pandemic shows fragility of childcare sector

Survey: Majority of non-working, part-time working Ohio moms would get jobs if they had childcare access

The Columbus Dispatch

Opinion: Biden's plan will help save the lives of babies in Columbus

Crain’s Cleveland Business

Ohio offers $150 million in grants to improve access to child care

Dayton Daily News

$1.3 million grants to help improve infant, maternal health

Lawmakers approve $4B for schools, health care workers, childcare and more

Child care key to solving Ohio’s worker shortages

Fox 8

Surging childcare costs put strain on families


DeWine, Lawmakers Announce Latest Plans For COVID Relief Cash

Groundwork Ohio Poll Shows Support For More Child Care Funding

Groundwork Ohio

There’s Power in Trusting and Listening to Families

NEW OHIO POLL: The Child Care Crisis is a Major Barrier for Working Parents

News 5 Cleveland

Ohio Department of Health awards $5M to organizations supporting pregnant women, new parents

Ohio Capital Journal

Child care an ‘economic issue,’ advocates say

Springfield News-Sun

Solving the child care problem could help solve worker shortage

Statehouse News Bureau

COVID spending bill makes changes to Ohio’s child care rating system

WCPO Cincinnati

Learning Grove raises early childhood educators' profiles with better pay, benefits

WHIO Dayton

Ohioans struggling to return to work due to issues finding childcare


5 area hospitals sign onto 'Mama Certified' to help improve equity in pregnancy care



Kamala Harris Rolls Out Plan to Reduce High U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates

CBS News

White House hosts first-ever Maternal Health Day of Action to address maternal mortality crisis

Center for American Progress

The Build Back Better Act Substantially Expands Child Care Assistance


Help Wanted: America’s childcare crisis fueled by worker shortages in daycare centers

10 million children will fall back into poverty when the enhanced child tax credit ends


Harris marks Maternal Health Day of Action at White House summit

Getting child tax credit to lowest-income parents proves challenging

December's child tax credit payment will be the last one unless Congress acts

Child care hiring crisis is closing programs and keeping parents out of workforce

The Economist

What will Joe Biden’s spending bill do for child care in America?

First Five Years Fund

The Child Care Sector is Losing Workers Because the Current System is Broken

The Hechinger Report

OPINION: Our child care industry is in free fall, and that’s bad news for all children

Student parents suffer as more campus child care centers close

The Lily

The first ‘Momnibus’ bill was signed into law. Other strides for Black maternal health could follow.

Los Angeles Times

Harris pushes for expansion of maternal healthcare, Medicaid postpartum coverage


The labor shortage continues in child care


What you can expect when vaccines become available for kids under 5

As child care costs soar, providers are barely getting by. Is there any fix?


Analysis: U.S. rollout of free preschool could put more moms into U.S. workforce


The U.S. Almost Had Universal Childcare 50 Years Ago. The Same Attacks Might Kill It Today

USA Today

Tackle maternal health disparities, mortality with data and better care


Biden’s pre-K plan might not be as “universal” as he hopes

The Washington Post

Democrats face race against the clock to extend soon-expiring child tax credit payments

Build Back Better offers pre-K and child-care funding. States might not sign on.

A model for how to spend federal money on early education already exists

History shows how to fix the U.S.'s abysmal maternal and infant mortality rates


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