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Week of April 22nd Round-Up

RSVP to Groundwork Ohio's Family Celebration at the Statehouse!

YOU'RE INVITED! Join us Wednesday, May 18th at 12:30 p.m. on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse for our Family Celebration, a kid-friendly event celebrating Ohio families with young children.

At the Family Celebration, you’ll join hundreds of Ohioans from across the state to show your support and cheer on members of our Family Action Network who are coming to the Statehouse to share their stories and experiences with state legislators.

We want a huge showing of support for parents, families, and caregivers of Ohio’s youngest children. Together, we can send a clear message to our state’s policymakers that we must prioritize and elevate the voices of young children and their families!

After you RSVP, be sure to invite your friends, family, and community members to join the Family Celebration! Download our promotional toolkit for content you can share on social media, email, and more.


Get to Know Groundwork: Erin Ryan, Director of Policy Advocacy & External Affairs

Over the past few months, as part of our ongoing "Get to Know Groundwork" series, we've introduced you to our fantastic Groundwork Ohio team. This week, we're introducing you to one of our newest team members: Erin Ryan, Groundwork's Director of Policy Advocacy & External Affairs! Erin joined Groundwork this month, and we're thrilled to welcome her to the team.

Read our Q&A with Erin to learn more about why she's a passionate early childhood advocate and what her vision of the future is for Ohio's youngest children and their families!


You're Invited to OAEYC's 2022 Ohio Early Childhood Conference

The Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children is excited to invite you to the 2022 Ohio Early Childhood Conference! The virtual conference will be held April 27-30 and will be available with unlimited on-demand access to sessions until May 31st. As always, Ohio Approved Credit will be available.

During the conference, you'll connect with other early childhood professionals to share your challenges and discover solutions; learn from the nation's leading trainers, authors, and advocates on the business of family child care; and invest in your professional growth!

This conference offers access to roughly 100 sessions covering a diverse range of topics, including a session led by Groundwork Ohio on advocacy and communications! You can learn more about the conferencing, including available sessions, by clicking here.


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