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February 2017 Early Learning Updates

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


Frequently Asked Questions about Ratio in Preschool Special Education

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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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. 

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