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What We're Reading: January 2022

Each month, Groundwork Ohio reads the latest and greatest resources on early education and health from a wide variety of sources. Below is a compilation of the most important articles we have read throughout January 2022.


The Center for Community Solutions

New Data Shows Ohio Children at Lowest Poverty Rate in 20 Years

Cincinnati CityBeat

Ohio Parents at "Breaking Point" with Child Care Stress During Pandemic

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library leads to higher kindergarten readiness in Cleveland, report finds

Cleveland Scene

Advocates Say Ohio Parents at "Breaking Point" With Child Care Stress During Pandemic

Dayton Daily News

Changes in state child-care system aim to reduce burden on providers

FOX19 Cincinnati

Pandemic, childcare issues remain stressors for some Ohio parents, poll finds

Groundwork Ohio

Mayor Andrew Ginther: Child Care and Early Education is Key to a Full and Equitable Recovery

Quality Early Childhood Education: A 21st Century Business, Workforce, and Economic Issue


ODJFS Announces Step Up To Quality Changes In Wake Of Veto

Ideastream Public Media

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library helps ready children for Kindergarten, according to new study

Ironton Tribune

ODJFS announces improvements to step up to Quality Child Care Program

Ohio Capital Journal

Opinion: What’s at stake for families as the monthly child tax credit payment ends?

Public News Service

Child Care Crisis: Ohio Parents at "Tipping Point"

Ready, Set, Soar Ohio

Bridging the Gaps for Babies and Families


Education Station: Early childhood education enrollment declines amid COVID


Ohio's 'Step Up To Quality' Child Care Program Makes Improvements


The Associated Press

Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

The Boston Globe

‘Really demoralizing and operationally very, very hard’: Child care providers try to stay open in COVID surge

The Center for American Progress

Only Bold Action From Congress Will Solve the Child Care Crisis


Nearly 4 million kids could fall into poverty this month after end of tax credit payments, study says

CNN Business

Child care workers are vanishing and it's hurting the entire economy

The Conversation

About 1 in 3 child care workers are going hungry


Early Learning Programs Are Key To Labor Market Participation And A Stronger U.S. Economy

The Hechinger Report

In-home child care could be solution for rural working parents

The Hill

Opinion: For the sake of the economy, child care must be built back better

NBC News

Giving low-income families cash can help babies’ brain activity

Opinion: As students go back to school and Senate goes back to session, it's time for universal pre-K

The New York Times

Child Tax Credit’s Extra Help Ends, Just as Covid Surges Anew

No Shots, No Day Care: Parents of Kids Under 5 Stuck in Grueling Limbo

Opinion: I See Signs of Despair From Parents of Kids Under 5

Cash Aid to Poor Mothers Increases Brain Activity in Babies, Study Finds


A Pediatrician’s Advice to Parents of Kids Under 5 on Omicron

Child care is getting more support from some private companies

Single parents are balancing work and child care, all while dealing with uncertainty

The omicron variant is wreaking havoc at day care centers

Vaccinate and test. That advice isn't much help to parents who have kids under 5.

Parents and caregivers of young children say they've hit pandemic rock bottom

Pew Charitable Trusts

Community Partnerships Are Critical to Improving Maternal, Infant Health

Federal Aid Is Propping Up Child Care. It Isn't a Long-Term Fix.


The Agony of Parents With Kids Under 5

USA Today

America leads wealthy countries in maternal deaths. Our local data could change that.


The parents of the youngest children are not okay

Can giving parents cash help with babies’ brain development?

Wall Street Journal

Monthly Child-Tax-Credit Payments Cease, Ending Cushion for Family Budgets

Yahoo! News

Manchin returns to Build Back Better negotiations with climate, child care demands


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