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1/23/2017

January 2017 Early Learning Newsletter

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


1/19/2017

Promoting Social and Emotional Development: Four New Resources for Communities and Families with Young Children

Building on prior successful partnerships to promote early brain and language development and early STEM education, today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services are joining with Too Small to Fail to release a Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Toolkit on social and emotional development. All of the resources feature examples of simple actions to take, some of which caregivers might be doing already, such as maintaining consistent routines for young children.


1/13/2017

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

As you may regularly witness first-hand, birth defects can have far-reaching effects on the lives of children and families. While many unknown factors can play a role in the occurrence of birth defects, infection prevention is one of the simple steps we can all work together on.

Print out “Prevent to Protect Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection” to raise awareness of the connection between infections and birth defects. 

Resources to support your conversations with families are available through the BrightFutures.org and HealthyChildren.org websites. 
 


1/13/2017

New Child Licensing and Quality Rating System launches on Jan. 30

Preschool and school age child care programs that the Ohio Department of Education oversees will use a new program licensing and quality rating system beginning on Monday, Jan. 30.
 
The new system allows external users to control and maintain who in their organization has access. To be ready for the Jan. 30 launch, please set up roles now for those in your district or school who work with these programs. Click here for instructions.

For general questions regarding the new system or setting OEDS roles, please contact the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness at (614) 752-1151 or or email OELSR.licensing@education.ohio.gov for preschool or SACC licensing role questions or SUTQ@education.ohio.gov for Step Up To Quality role questions.


1/12/2017

Blizzard Bags offer Fun Reading Activities for Winter

Most of us are hoping for only light snow this winter, but INFOhio is helping prepare for the worst with INFOhio’s Blizzard Bags for K-12.


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