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April'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 April 2021.


COVID has ravaged Cuyahoga County childcare enrollment, availability

UH Parma Child Care Center’s pandemic efforts lead to top rating in state’s Step Up To Quality initiative

Columbus Dispatch

Opinion: Resolution declaring racism a public health crisis would address problems and their root causes


New Member Profile: Children's Issues An Early Focus For Rep. White

Push To Expand Child Care Eligibility Continues

Child Care Expansion A Workforce Issue, Proponents Say

Senators Talk Need For Quality Child Care Ahead Of Budget Deliberations

Groundwork Ohio

Ohio Leaders Voice Support for Bill to Expand Access to Child Care


What ARP Means for Ohio: Advocates Hope $1B-Plus Child Care Funding Will Go to Expand Eligibility

Health Policy News

Many pregnant women with low incomes lose insurance coverage after giving birth, study finds

Highland County Press

Child care touted as critical infrastructure issue

Idea Stream

COVID's Effect On Pre-K Learning And Efforts To Grow Classrooms Post-Pandemic

Pandemic May Provide A Chance To Rethink Early Learning In Ohio

Journal News

Warren commissioner suggests using new rescue plan funding to help with childcare costs

Newark Advocate

O'Neill: Investing in childcare supports our workforce, now and for the future

News 5 Cleveland

Here's how the White House's infrastructure plan could impact Ohio

Study: Waning pandemic could still create new child care deserts in Cuyahoga County

Ohio Capital Journal

Child care touted as critical infrastructure issue

Public News Service

Keeping Ohio Kids Safe a Shared Responsibility


Fewer southwest Ohio child care providers are accepting vouchers from low-income families


Sinclair College expands early childhood education center services for student-parents


Governor DeWine signs Ohio transportation budget


Preschool Education is Changing After COVID-19 Caused Enrollment to Drop

Learning Curve


American Academy of Pediatrics

Community Health Workers in Home Visits and Asthma Outcomes

Baby Gaga

1-In-3 Women Lack Medicaid Coverage Before & After Pregnancy


American Rescue Funding to Rescue the Child Care Industry

Bipartisan Policy Center

The Effects of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit on Child Care Affordability

CBS News

Biden eyes tax hike on wealthy to fund child care


Biden tax plan could save some families nearly $15,000 a year on child care

CNN Politics

White House releases $39 billion in relief funds to keep child care providers afloat

First Five Years Fund

Report Details Long-Term Impact of Child Care Shortages on Parental Workforce Participation

CCDBG COVID-19 Relief Funding At-a-Glance

Letter Urges Support for ECE Apprenticeships as Senate HELP Committee Considers Workforce Development

President Biden Seeks Important Funding Increases for Early Learning & Care Programs in FY2022

Child Care for Working Families Act Re-Introduced in Congress

National Report Examines State Preschool Policies in 2019-2020, Including Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

New Report Examines Impact of Major Investment in Child Care on Family Economics, Women’s Labor Participation

Vice President Harris Announces $39 Billion in Child Care Relief Going to States

Bipartisan House Hearing Examines the Essential Role of Child Care and Paid Leave for Women

American Families Plan Includes Historic Support and Reforms for the Nation’s Early Learning & Child Care System

As Congress Crafts Jobs and Infrastructure Package, Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal Unveils Historic Investment in Child Care and Early Learning

Governors From Across The Nation Highlight The Critical Need For Child Care

U.S. Senate HELP Committee Holds Bipartisan Hearing on Strengthening the Child Care Sector

Georgetown University

Advancing Postpartum Coverage in Medicaid: Waiver or SPA?

Harvard Business Review

Childcare Is a Business Issue

Health Affairs

Post-ACA, More Than One-Third Of Women With Prenatal Medicaid Remained Uninsured Before Or After Pregnancy

Hechinger Report

OPINION: Child care is just as important as preschool

The Hill

Child care advocates seek to lock down $25 billion in new federal funding

The Lilly

The pandemic devastated home-based child care: ‘I don’t know how we bounce back’


A year into COVID, child care issues still affect mothers’ employment


Americans want more affordable child care options — Republican voters included

Military Times

This is what the pandemic taught us about military child care


NAEYC Statement on the American Families Plan

New York Times

Biden Will Seek Tax Increase on Rich to Fund Child Care and Education


Democrats Outline 'Care Infrastructure' Plan, With Paid Leave And Child Care


A Year in the Life of a Pandemic What We’ve Learned Listening to Family Voice

USA Facts

How has COVID-19 affected mothers in the workforce? 15% of all young women with kids are not working because of childcare, compared to 2% of men

USA Today

The child care industry collapsed during COVID-19, so Biden's giving it $39B from the stimulus


One weird trick to fix our broken child care system

How Biden’s infrastructure plan could leave child care behind

Washington Post

After falling off the ‘benefits cliff,’ this mom decided to build a child-care safety net

White House closes in on ‘families plan’ spending proposal centered on child care, pre-K, paid leave

The White House

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces American Rescue Plan Funding to Rescue the Child Care Industry so the Economy Can Recover

Vice President Harris Hosts a White House Roundtable on Black Women’s Maternal Health

Fact Sheet: The American Families Plan

Zero to Three

5 Critical Needs for Babies in COVID-19

The State of Child Care for Babies: The Need to Do Better for Our Youngest Children

ZERO TO THREE Welcomes Introduction of American Families Plan


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