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Week of November 16th Round-Up

Groundwork Fellowship Application Closing Today at 5 PM

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and advocacy experience! The application for the Early Childhood Leadership Fellowship cohort closes today at 5 PM. This Fellowship will inspire you to be a successful advocate for yourself, the children and families you serve, and your community. If you are in need of a scholarship to cover the tuition fee, you will have the opportunity to indicate this on the application. This will not impact the selection process.

If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Julia Jackels at


Child Care Professionals: Share Your Story

Early childhood educators, will you take just a few moments to complete the newest NAEYC survey on child care and the pandemic (available in English or in Spanish)? Your responses and your voices are making a difference in helping policy makers and the public understand the urgency of the challenges you face and we can’t let up now. As an added “thank you!” for your time and expertise, submitting this completed survey will qualify you for a sweepstakes! NAEYC will select at random 10 survey respondents to receive a $50 gift card - but hurry! This survey will close at midnight on Sunday, November 29, so get your responses in quick. And thank you all, for everything you do.


New Grant Opportunity for Nonprofits

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services recently announced the process for nonprofit organizations that serve low-income and at-risk Ohioans to apply for federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act grants. Up to $25 million will be awarded. Applications will be accepted until November 27, 2020 at 5 PM.


Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library is Now Available to Every Ohio Child

The Ohio Governor's Imagination Library (OGIL) program is now available in each of Ohio's 88 counties, making all children under the age of 5 eligible to participate in the program. This program was designed to support early literacy skills by sending children a free book in the mail every month from ages birth to five.


PRE4CLE Releases New Report

Yesterday, PRE4CLE released its annual report. The report shares details of PRE4CLE’s outcomes during the past year and outlines a comprehensive framework to support Ohio’s early care and education system during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery.

Preschool Reimagined” details the ways in which early education, like most industries, has been hit hard by COVID-19. Widespread closures, safety concerns, staffing shortages, and changes in parental employment have caused unprecedented disruption within early education, and are threatening the viability of a system that is critical to the community’s ability to recover.


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