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1/23/2017

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. 


1/19/2017

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.


1/13/2017

New Child Licensing and Quality Rating System launches on Jan. 30

Preschool and school age child care programs that the Ohio Department of Education oversees will use a new program licensing and quality rating system beginning on Monday, Jan. 30.
 
The new system allows external users to control and maintain who in their organization has access. To be ready for the Jan. 30 launch, please set up roles now for those in your district or school who work with these programs. Click here for instructions.

For general questions regarding the new system or setting OEDS roles, please contact the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness at (614) 752-1151 or or email OELSR.licensing@education.ohio.gov for preschool or SACC licensing role questions or SUTQ@education.ohio.gov for Step Up To Quality role questions.


11/21/2016

OEAYC Leadership Workshop - The Serving Leader Model

Good and effective leadership makes a powerful difference . . . in any industry! Successful early childhood leaders foster positive, supportive cultures and build great teams that serve and enrich the lives of young children.

However, as an early childhood professional, the challenges you face can leave you feeling burned out, stressed out, and tired!

For these reasons, Ohio AEYC is making The Serving Leader workshops available for early childhood professionals in Ohio. This proven model will equip you to energize your team, and better serve the students and families in your community. Register Today


11/21/2016

Preschool Special Education Ratio Clarification Webcast

The Ohio Department of Education provided a policy clarification regarding the ratio in preschool special education classrooms during a webinar recorded on Nov. 10, 2016. While this is not a new rule or a change in policy, the Office for Early Learning and School Readiness covers questions from school leaders and educators about the implementation of the rule in this webcast recording.


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