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6/7/2017

Know! To Bust Summer Boredom

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with teens experiencing a little boredom, too much time on their hands with “nothing to do” can lead to trouble, like experimenting with alcohol and drugs or engaging in other risky behaviors.


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


6/5/2017

EMIS Newsflash – June 5, 2017

ODE ITC EMIS Trainings for June 2017
New FY17 Five Year Forecast-Final Optional (P) Collection, v1


5/31/2017

Know! To Talk Teen Stranger Danger

ThinkstockPhotos-479704577-1.jpgIf you’re a parent or other caregiver of teens, you likely have had “stranger danger” talks with them. Those types of stranger danger safety conversations, though critical for little ones, tend to decrease as our kids get older. Child safety experts say however, that those age-appropriate type safety talks are critical for older children as well and need to continue into and throughout their teenage years.
 


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 


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