Early Learning News

Ohio Department of Education Topic News


Ohio’s New Step Up To Quality Program Standards Available for Review

In December 2011, Ohio was awarded the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant. As part of the grant application, Ohio made a commitment to revise and expand the current tiered quality rating and improvement system which is called Step Up To Quality (SUTQ), and to broaden participation to all early childhood settings (including school districts, child care, family child care, etc.)


Office of Early Learning and School Readiness Webinars

On ​October 1 and 4, 2012, the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness hosted a webinar. 


2011-2012 Needs Assessment Update Survey Results

This report, entitled Ohio Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO), 2011-2012 Needs Assessment Survey Results, is an update that presents findings from a survey of staff and directors representing 54 Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start grantees in Ohio for the school year 2011-2012. 


Ohio Submits Early Learning Challenge Grant Application to USDOE

In an effort to expand upon and enhance the quality of early childhood education in Ohio, The State of Ohio applied Wednesday, October 19, 2011 for a federal Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Grant.  Ohio is potentially eligible for $70 million for 2012-2015. 

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