Early Childhood Education Grant
The Early Childhood Education Grant provides high-quality preschool services to eligible children in order to prepare children for success in kindergarten.
The state-funded grant is awarded to preschool programs who are required to provide comprehensive services that support a child’s growth and learning using developmentally appropriate practices.
Ohio’s General Assembly demonstrated the state’s commitment to investing in early learning preschool services when the governor signed into law House Bill 49. Ohio currently allocates $73 million annually to the state's investment in high-quality preschool.
In order to best support school readiness, the funds are awarded to existing high-quality early learning programs within high-needs areas of the state.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2018, Early Childhood Education grantees that have made every effort to fill their allocated slots with four-year-old children may seek approval from the Department to serve three-year-old children in unfilled slots. Applications for approval must be submitted by October 15, 2018.
Child Eligibility Approval Policy Application for Approval
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Last Modified: 10/3/2018 10:49:58 AM