Early Childhood Education News

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VI Guidance Document Available Online

The Ohio Guidelines for Working with Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is now available online. For questions, contact the Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials (CISAM) 614.644.8465 or



Guidance on Student Participation in State Tests

Many districts are receiving communication from families refusing their children’s participation in state tests this spring. The department encourages schools to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing.


Get involved in developing statewide early childhood assessments

Would you like to be involved in the development of early childhood assessments? 


Beach Bags offer Fun Reading Activities for Summer

Beach Bags give parents an easy way to keep their children's reading skills sharp with fun summer activities arranged around five themes...