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.


OHIO NEWS


10TV

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


ABC 6

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


Cleveland.com

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


Gongwer

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


WVXU

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


NATIONAL NEWS


Bloomberg

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


CNBC

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


CNN

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


Marketplace

The labor shortage continues in child care


NPR

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?


Reuters

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


TIME

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


Vox

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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