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6/7/2017

Trauma Competency 101 - For Staff, Peers and Volunteers

A FREE 3 hour training will be offered in Fairfield County (Pickerington, Ohio) on Wednesday, June 28th.  

It will be offered each in the morning (9 am to noon) and repeated in the afternoon (1 pm to 4 pm).

The training, “Trauma Competency 101 for Staff, Peers, and Volunteers” will be conducted by Micki Lamb, Hopewell, and Ron Luce, Clem House. Space is limited.

Register by calling 740-475-1984 or emailing mpool@ohiopps.org


5/31/2017

Step Up To Quality Guidance

StepUp_Tagline_5stars.pngStep Up To Quality (SUTQ) is Ohio's quality rating system for child care programs. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) use a comprehensive, one- to five-star rating system to assess ODJFS- and ODE-licensed early childhood programs that choose to exceed minimum health and safety standards. Starting in 2020, all child care programs that receive state funding will be required to participate in Step Up To Quality. Ratings are posted online, and parents can use them to choose the program that is best for their child. 

Highly rated programs require continuing education for teachers and staff, use child assessments to guide learning and development, and take additonal steps to help prepare children for kindergarten. In return, they receive additional funding and free marketing materials to help spread the news about their SUTQ rating and attract new customers.

This guide is designed for child care providers working to achieve star ratings. This includes: 

  • Child care programs registering for SUTQ for the first time
  • Child care programs that already have at least one SUTQ star
  • County agencies 


5/22/2017

May 2017 - Early Learning Newsletter - Birth to Grade 3

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


5/18/2017

A Guide for Reserving Slots in Head Start Programs for Children Experiencing Homelessness

 This guidance document is designed to support Early Head Start and Head Start programs in strategically leveraging the new provision allowing programs to reserve slots for children and families experiencing homelessness. Read on for a description of how programs can lay the foundation needed to ensure families can benefit from this new provision; a step-by-step guide for implementing the new provision; and an illustrative example of what reserving slots may look like in practice.


3/21/2017

March 2017 Newsletter

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


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