Click here for the March edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, which provides important Early Childhood Education news and information for administrators, teachers, families and community members.
On February 10, 2017, you received a memorandum that contained inaccurate information about Ohio’s plans to no longer allow families to cite reasons of conscience for declining immunizations. The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify how the Ohio Department of Education, in close coordination with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, will address reasons of conscience over the coming months
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.
Here are the Frequently Asked Questions about ratio in preschool special education classrooms.
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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.
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a restful winter break. Much like the anticipation of spring during this time of year, kindergarten is an exciting time for young children and the educators who teach them. Throughout the school year, you witness the growing competence of the children you teach. As the children's skills develop, they are able to express and demonstrate an array of emerging skills. As a result of your efforts and their efforts every day, the children in your classroom establish the skills necessary to succeed in school.
Please take time to read and share these news articles in this January edition, which provides additional information to support you in closing out the 2016-2017 school year and to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.
- Kindergarten Reminders
- Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
- Using the KRA: Individual Student Reports (ISRs), Scale Score Reports, EMIS Reporting, & Family Resources
- Using the KRA: Third Grade Reading Guarantee
- Ohio’s KRA: What to expect in 2017 and 2018
- What’s My Role? OEDS Role Management in 2017
- Programs to Secure KRA Kits for Re-Use in 2017
- KRA Training Required
- KRA Released Data