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What We're Reading: March 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 March 2022.


The Cincinnati Enquirer

Pandemic isolation harmed kids' social skills. How one Cincinnati provider is helping

Opinion: Investment in child care key to economic growth

Cleveland Scene

Ohio Study Makes Case for Online WIC Program

The Columbus Dispatch

Opinion: 'Reprehensible practice' sees foster children with disabilities displaced over money

Franklin County investing $23 million to help families struggling to pay for child care

Groundwork Ohio

Love, Blessed, Resilient: Getting to Know Ohio Families with Young Children

Groundwork Ohio Releases Preview of a First-of-Its-Kind Early Childhood Dashboard

Ohioans Testify on the Importance of Quality in Child Care Settings

Laying the Groundwork: The Power of Data

Gov. DeWine's 2022 State of the State Address: Affirming a Commitment to Ohio’s Youngest Children

The Lima News

$650 to support child care centers in Ohio


Franklin County investing $23 million in childcare initiative

News 5 Cleveland

Gov. DeWine announces $650 million for child care providers


Miami Valley child care centers grateful for additional funding


The 19th

A historic child care investment saved centers from collapse. What happens when the money runs out?

American Heart Association

$20 million committed for research focused on health equity in maternal, infant CVD health


Biden’s State of the Union Didn’t Capture the Expensive Reality of Child Care

CBS News

Child care costs keeping many women from returning to work


Child care worker shortage strands half a million families

Fast Company

This is how we fix the broken childcare system


Early Learning Is Key To Global Competitiveness; We Must Invest Now

Why The Lego Foundation Wants To Improve Early Education Worldwide


America’s childcare crisis has real consequences for employers

Congress is increasing childcare funding by nearly $585 million—but it won’t fix the ‘sweeping, systemic problems’

Parents who quit their jobs because they can’t find adequate child care face a 7% wage penalty

Employers are improving their child care benefits, but it’s not nearly enough to stop the ongoing crisis

The Hechinger Report

Evictions, high rents and strict rules plague in-home child care

Opinion: We can longer afford to neglect child care providers and our littlest learners

The Hill

Opinion: For a full recovery, the US must address its child care crisis


What the U.S. labor shortage means for child care in the U.S.


As Americans return to work, child care remains a serious obstacle

USA Today

Child care workers are going hungry: 'We have a dollar store in town and sadly fill up on cheap junk to survive'


Why the US doesn’t have universal child care (anymore)

Maternity wards are shuttering across the US during the pandemic

The Wall Street Journal

Nearly Half a Million Families Are Hurt by the Child-Care Labor Shortage

The Washington Post

Opinion: We say we love kids and families. Our policies prove the opposite.

Trauma in infancy can have a lingering effect throughout life

Yahoo! News

Inflation Is Of Particular Concern When It Comes To Child Care


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