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New Requirements for All ODE-Licensed Providers

New federal and state requirements became effective Dec. 31, 2016 and they affect your program, which the Ohio Department of Education licenses. These new requirements resulted from changes made in September 2016 to the Child Care Development Block Grant (45 C.F.R. 98). Here are the amendments of child care rules that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the lead Ohio agency, made.


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an event of the American Dental Association (ADA). This year, the ADA is promoting the practice of drinking tap water with fluoride. Here are some resources on oral health


How to Sign Up & Manage Newsletter Subscriptions

Each month Early Learning and School Readiness publishes an Early Learning Newsletter which provides program updates for early childhood education. Learn how to sign up and manage your subscriptions. 


January 2017 Early Learning Newsletter

Click here for the January edition of the Early Learning Program Updateswhich provides important Early Childhood Education news and information for administrators, teachers, families and community members. 


Promoting Social and Emotional Development: Four New Resources for Communities and Families with Young Children

Building on prior successful partnerships to promote early brain and language development and early STEM education, today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services are joining with Too Small to Fail to release a Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Toolkit on social and emotional development. All of the resources feature examples of simple actions to take, some of which caregivers might be doing already, such as maintaining consistent routines for young children.

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