After an 8-month process of constant feedback and revision from diverse stakeholders across Ohio, we are proud to share our Budget Policy Agenda FY24-25. We have had numerous in-person and virtual stakeholder meetings during this time engaging early childhood professionals, community leaders, and families with young children. We then engaged a broader network of stakeholders and families in a policy survey as we honed in on our priorities. And we have consistently been comparing our budget priorities against the data learnings from our Early Childhood Dashboard during its development to ensure that our priorities were at pace with the needs of young children and their families. In anticipation of Governor DeWine’s State of the State address on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, we are excited to hear the Governor’s vision for Ohio’s youngest children. We are prepared to utilize the voices of the experts - professionals and families alike - alongside the Dashboard data and our policy agenda as a guide for action.
Stay tuned as we share out what we learn over the coming weeks and engage with your policymakers by joining us on March 8, 2023 for Groundwork Ohio Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse!