Early Childhood Education Grant

Early Learning and School Readiness is beginning to transition to the new Department of Children and Youth.  

Our email addresses are changing to firstname.lastname@childrenandyouth.ohio.gov.
You can continue to send emails to our Department of Education email addresses and they will be forwarded automatically. 


If you're a new ECE Grantee and need specific help with obtaining an OHID or access to OEDS, EAS, and the CCIP, the ECE Team is available to answer any questions you may have. Please refer to the Provider Resources section at Early Childhood Education Grant for Administrators

The purpose of the ECE Grant is to provide high-quality early learning services to Ohio’s preschool age children and help to prepare children for success in kindergarten. The state funded ECE Grant is awarded to early care and education programs who provide developmentally appropriate learning environments that address the outcomes and goals essential for healthy development and academic growth.

Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio’s General Assembly demonstrated the state’s commitment to  early childhood education when  House Bill 33 was signed into law.  Ohio currently allocates funding for over 30,000 children. The ECE Grant is a critical investment in Ohio’s youngest learners.

ECE Grant funds are awarded to existing high-quality early care and education programs within high-needs areas of the state. Programs that receive the grant include public preschool programs, Joint Vocational schools (JVS), Board of Developmental Disabilities, chartered non-public schools, private preschool programs, Head Start programs, childcare centers and family childcare homes.

Please scroll down and click on the Administration, Teacher or Family links for additional information on the ECE Grant.  

Learn More About the Early Childhood Education Grant

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Last Modified: 12/14/2023 3:56:55 PM