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Week of January 21st Round-Up

Upcoming Event: Access to Quality Child Care is an Economic Issue

On Monday, January 24 at 2:00 PM ET, please join Groundwork Ohio and the Ohio Legislative Children's Caucus for a virtual discussion on why access to affordable, quality child care is an economic issue. During the event, you'll hear directly from Ohio business leaders and early childhood experts about the vital role quality child care plays in supporting Ohio's workforce!

Groundwork Ohio will also present key findings from our recent statewide poll that shows that access to quality, affordable child care is crucial to addressing Ohio's workforce challenges.


New Groundwork Ohio Resource: The Business Case for Quality Child Care

Access to quality child care is an economic issue. Investing in quality early childhood education and expanding access to publicly funded child care will help more Ohioans enter and remain in the workforce, addressing our workforce challenges and supporting Ohio's business community.

These investments also improve outcomes for our youngest Ohioans—our children and grandchildren—ensuring our workforce of tomorrow is prepared for kindergarten and ready to thrive, now and in the future.

This week, Groundwork Ohio published a new resource on why investing in quality early childhood education is a 21st century workforce, business, and economic issue. Our resource includes testimonials from Ohio business leaders, compelling research and data, and ways for members of the business community to lean in and take action.


Early Childhood Educators: You're Invited to Complete a Short Survey!

Calling all early childhood educators: Will you take a few moments to complete the newest National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) survey on the early childhood education field, available in English and in Spanish?

Your responses and your voices make a huge difference in helping policymakers and the public understand the continued urgency of the challenges you face, how relief is helping, and how much more is needed. As an added “thank you” for your time and expertise, your completed survey could win you a $100 gift card!

The deadline to complete this 10-minute survey is Sunday, January 23rd.


Groundwork Ohio is Hiring a Special Projects Associate. Apply Today!

Groundwork Ohio is hiring! Are you or is someone you know passionate about early childhood policies and looking to join an awesome team? Do you want to help ensure that every Ohio child has the best chance for lifelong success? We are seeking applicants for a Special Projects Associate to join our team!

Check out the job description to learn more about this exciting new role and how to apply. Applications are due by Monday, January 31, 2022.


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