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October 19th Round-Up

TODAY: Town Hall Discussion with Ohio Legislators

Join PRE4CLE, in partnership with Groundwork Ohio, TODAY for a virtual Town Hall conversation with Senators Matt Dolan and Nickie Antonio to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Northeast Ohio’s early childhood system, how policymakers at the state level are addressing the urgent needs of young children and families, and hear stories from early childhood educators. Speakers will include:

  • Senator Matt Dolan, Ohio Senate District 24

  • Senator Nickie Antonio, Ohio Senate District 23

  • Lynanne Gutierrez, Assistant Director and Legal Counsel, Groundwork Ohio

  • Michelle Curry, Executive Director, Merrick House

  • Karla Martin, Quality Enhancement Director, Starting Point

  • And more!


Learn How to Advance Equity in Your Work

Earn 1.5 Hours of Ohio Approved Credit or CEU's for social work.

If you work closely with children, you do not want to miss this upcoming opportunity to become more familiar with what childhood equity is and how you have the opportunity to play an instrumental role in advancing equity for our youngest and most vulnerable citizens. Join us for this virtual training designed to provide you with foundational knowledge on why racial equity matters for children and to empower you to advance racial equity in your work and across systems.


Advancing the Early Childhood Education Profession

This week, we virtually released our newest report, The Workforce Behind the Workforce: Advancing the Early Childhood Education Profession in Ohio’s Child Care System alongside Senator Stephanie Kunze, Kimberly Tice of Ohio AEYC, and Dr. Debra Brathwaite, Dayton-Montgomery County Preschool Promise. This new report explores state data on early childhood education professionals in Ohio, identifies the biggest challenges to advancing the profession, and identifies opportunities to better support early childhood educators in child care settings. 


APPLICATION NOW OPEN: Groundwork 2021 Fellowship

We are excited to announce open applications for our second annual Early Childhood Leadership Fellowship cohort. The Fellowship will provide emerging early childhood professionals with essential training and support needed to enhance their leadership skills and talents. The Fellowship will inspire Fellows by utilizing a unique and engaging curriculum consisting of keynote speakers, online learning experiences, discussions with policymakers, networking opportunities, technical assistance, and a small group projects. Upon completion of the program, Fellows will have a better understanding on how to be a successful advocate for themselves, infants and toddlers, families, and their community. 

Interested in sharing this Fellowship opportunity with friends and colleagues? Download our social media toolkit below for sample messaging to easily copy and paste.


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