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Week of April 29th Round-Up

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

At Groundwork Ohio, we believe Ohio families, parents, and caregivers with young children deserve to be respected, valued, heard…and celebrated!

That’s why we’re inviting Ohio families, early childhood professionals, advocates, community leaders, and policymakers like YOU to join us Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 12:30PM ET on the Ohio Statehouse West Plaza for Groundwork's Family Celebration, a kid-friendly event celebrating families with infants, toddlers, and young children. Our Family Celebration includes exciting guest speakers, children's entertainment, and more! Be sure to let us know you and your family are coming by RSVPing.

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: Lindsay Ciavarelli, Director of the Center for Maternal & Young Child Health

Over the past few months, as part of our "Get to Know Groundwork" series, we've introduced you to the fantastic Groundwork Ohio team. Last week, we introduced you to Erin Ryan, our new Director of Policy Advocacy & External Affairs. This week, we're thrilled to introduce you to another new member of our team: Lindsay Ciavarelli, Director of the Center for Maternal & Young Child Health at Groundwork Ohio! Lindsay joined our team earlier this month, and we're excited to welcome her to Groundwork.

Read our Q&A with Lindsay 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!


Ready, Set, Soar Ohio Coalition Meets to Discuss Equity and Policy Priorities

The week, Groundwork Ohio convened a group of prenatal-to-3 stakeholders and members of the Ready, Set, Soar Ohio coalition for a planning meeting to discuss the coalition's priorities and advancing equity so that every infant, toddler, and their family has the opportunity to thrive.

We thank members of the coalition for participating in this important and timely discussion. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with stakeholders throughout the state to advance our shared vision of making Ohio the very best place to be a young child.

If you are interested in learning more about our Ready, Set, Soar Ohio coalition, be sure to check out the coalition's website and follow Ready, Set, Soar Ohio on Facebook and Twitter!


Follow Us on TikTok for Exclusive Content from Groundwork Ohio!

Groundwork Ohio is officially on TikTok! Be sure to follow us at @GroundworkOH for exclusive content, including behind-the-scenes snapshots of our work, early childhood news and policy developments, and profiles of our incredible Groundwork team!


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