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 is the November 2016 edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, which provides important Early Childhood Education information for administrators, teachers, families and community members.
The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth, including preschoolers, have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, as non-homeless children and youth. See more at the Ohio Department of Education's McKinney-Vento Resources for Awareness.
Watch the webcast from Early Learning and School Readiness recorded Sept. 27, 2016. This webcast recording provides updates on the following topics:
The Office for Exceptional Children's Regional Special Education Leadership Summits planned for October 2016 are being moved until after the first of the year. Please be on the lookout for information regarding the dates for the Summits, as well as additional event details!
We hope the 2016-2017 school year is off to a positive start and we thank you for your great work on behalf of students with disabilities in the State of Ohio. We look forward to providing the field with important information and special education updates after the New Year!