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Early Learning Resources Ohio is a subscriber-based web platform providing an extensive knowledge hub of tools focused on supporting the needs of early childhood education and care professionals.

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Build Ohio

Build Ohio is now the website for the latest information on the Early Learning Challenge Grant.  Formerly Build Ohio was an independent collaboration of public and private partners, and the work of the organization was transitioned to the Early Childhood Cabinet. Ohio remains a Build state, and continues to contribute to the Build national movement that is redefining early childhood for our children and their families.

  

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Servicesvideopresentation 

Ohio Department of Education

 

 

Ohio Afterschool Network

This network serves as a vehicle to positively impact the afterschool environment in Ohio. They bring together a number of systems and stakeholders, including policymakers, educators, parents, and service providers. Through the abilities of this network, their work will result in all Ohio families having access to high quality afterschool experiences.
 

 

 

The Heckman Equation

 

Anyone looking for upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman's work to understand the great gains to be had by investing in early and equal development of human potential.
 

 Harvard Center on the Developing Child

 

Drawing on the full breadth of intellectual resources available across Harvard University’s graduate schools and affiliated hospitals, the Center generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of improving life outcomes for children in the United States and throughout the world.

ReadyNation

A business partnership for economic and early childhood success.  ReadyNation amplifies the voice of business leaders in support of early childhood policies that strengthen our economy and workforce.

 

 

Child Care Aware of America

Child Care Aware of America, formerly NACCRRA (the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies), is the nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide to help ensure that all families in the United States have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake groundbreaking research and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.

National Resource Center

The Licensing Toolkit to Limit Screen Time in Child Care is a great resource for Child Care Providers. 

As with our other toolkits, this one contains three concise, audience-specific sheets:
1) Licensing Agency Action Sheet
2) Child Care Provider Action Sheet
3) Legislator Action Sheet

All of these can be found here.
 

Every Child Matters

Every parent sees endless possibilities and great hope in the eyes of a child. As a nation, when we look at today’s children, we see tomorrow’s leaders — scientists, teachers, doctors and diplomats. But for our children to thrive and America to stay competitive in the 21st-century global economy, we must support their development, their families and the public policies that work for both.

Click here for an article about the upcoming cuts in Early Childhood Funding.

 

 

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We're a digital library that offers a variety of content and services—most at no charge—to Ohio's 1.9 million PreK-12 students, their parents, and their teachers. 

Our Vision

Each Ohio PreK-12 student has equal access to high quality digital resources for a successful education and future.

Our Mission

INFOhio transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio.

"All about all students learning."

Click Here for Infohio Site

 

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Do you have a child who is no longer a good fit at your preschool?
 
Does this child’s challenges put them at risk for expulsion?
 
Now there’s support available to you.
The Ohio Preschool Expulsion Prevention Partnership (OPEPP) is a collaboration among the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and local early childhood mental health providers. Funded by OhioMHAS as part of the Whole Child Matters initiative to decrease the high rate of preschool expulsion, its goal is to reduce preschool expulsions by providing on-site consultation to licensed early learning programs.

The Ohio Preschool Expulsion Prevention Partnership is a resource to help any licensed preschools and child care providers in Ohio with preschool-age children whose behavior poses challenges in the preschool setting, putting them at risk for expulsion.

      Access Consultation Services

  1. Call the Ohio Preschool Expulsion Prevention Partnership at 844-678-ABCs (2227) or complete our online request form. The information provided will immediately be forwarded to an early childhood consultant in your area.
  2. The call line, which is operated by Nationwide Children's, is available from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays. The online request form is available 24/7. Calls made after hours will be returned promptly the next business day.
  3. You will be contacted within hours by the early childhood consultant in your area who will schedule an in-person consultation at your site to occur in the next two business days. Ohio MHAS has contracted with local providers, such as referral agencies and community mental health providers from across Ohio, to deliver on-site early childhood classroom consultation.
  4. The consultant will initiate a working relationship with program staff where they will:
    • Observe and consult at your site
    • Provide recommendations on specific classroom strategies and interventions designed to have immediate impact
    • Offer service recommendations and referrals for your students and families (including referrals to local mental health providers if necessary)
    • Give recommendations for training and professional development
    • Connect you with free early childhood trainings

       

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