November'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 November 2021.



Staffing shortage forces north Columbus child care center to close

‘A crisis on multiple levels’: New report reveals central Ohio childcare centers are closing at a rapid rate

Akron Beacon Journal

Akron leaders must carry on GAR Foundation's mission to support early childhood education

Columbus CEO

Working parents tired of jumping through hoops for suitable child care, seeking change

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus City Council Approves Child Care Worker Recruitment Measure

Opinion: Preschool should not just be for those who can afford it

Columbus City Schools helping preschoolers prepare for kindergarten from home

Downtown church covers child care costs for 35 children for December

Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy

Early childhood study finds that Franklin County lags behind nation

Dayton Daily News

Dayton mayor calls for universal preschool across Ohio in campaign speech

Groundwork Ohio

Build Back Better: A Historic Investment in Young Children and Families

Helping Ohioans Access Affordable Health Coverage Helps Young Children, Too

News 5 Cleveland

Millions of dollars in relief funds for childcare, nursing home facilities untouched in Columbus

Ohio Capital Journal

Dem gubernatorial hopeful Nan Whaley pledges universal pre-K if elected

The Toledo Blade

Whaley, Brown promote universal preschool in Toledo


Doctors, advocates address children’s mental health crisis caused by pandemic


Central Ohio Child Care Operators Describe Industry In Crisis


The 74

Analysis: Early Childhood Education and Care Are Essential Public Infrastructure. Time to Make Bold Investments to Support Them

The Associated Press

US-funded child care aid nearing reality with Biden bill


How Child Care Became the Most Broken Business in America

How High Child Care Costs Follow Women Throughout Their Lives

Boston Business Journal

Opinion: Child care is our most glaring post-pandemic learned lesson

The Brookings Institute

High-quality early child care and education: The gift that lasts a lifetime

Business Insider

There's a straightforward way for businesses to attract young workers in a competitive labor market: affordable childcare

Childcare centers say they're turning down desperate parents because they don't have enough staff to look after more kids

'Childcare deserts' are a secret driver of the labor shortage — and half of Americans live in one