During our recent 5-day advocacy challenge, we asked Ohioans why they support investing in Ohio's youngest children. We had an overwhelming response from families, early childhood educators, business leaders, child care providers, home visiting professionals, and more voicing their support for young children and families.
The message was clear: Ohioans strongly believe that if we want to make Ohio the best place to be a young child, the Ohio legislature must invest in programs that support pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and their families, such as child care, evidence-based home visiting, and health care.
Don't just take our word for it -- listen to their stories and call to action by watching the video below.
Groundwork Ohio's budget blog series features stories from child care professionals, families, business leaders, and community members on why there's an urgent need in their communities to expand access to quality child care. In the state biennial budget, Ohio legislators have the opportunity to increase eligibility for the state's publicly funded child care program from 130% of the Federal Poverty Level to 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. Read our child care budget fact sheet to learn more about why there is an urgent need to increase access to quality child care. Take action today by contacting your Senator urging their support for expanding eligibility by clicking here.