Early Childhood Education Grant for Administrators

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.

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Grant is an important investment in Ohio’s youngest learners. The purpose of the ECE Grant is to maximize a child’s early educational experiences. These experiences help to prepare children for success in kindergarten by providing high-quality early learning services to Ohio’s preschool age children. The state funded ECE Grant is awarded to early care and education programs who are required to provide developmentally appropriate learning environments that address the outcomes and goals essential for healthy development and academic growth.

High-quality programming includes implementing a curriculum aligned to the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards, setting learning goals for children based on assessment data, degreed teachers engaging in on-going professional development and building partnerships with families and the community.

Programs awarded the ECE Grant must demonstrate they meet high-quality standards by maintaining a 3-,4-, or 5-star rating in Step Up To Quality, Ohio’s tiered rating and improvement system.

ECE Grant Open Office Hours

Open office hours are back! The ECE Grant team will be hosting an informal weekly session to provide support with implementing the ECE Grant. Please join us on Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, if you have questions or need assistance.

What: Open Office Hours
When: Every Thursday, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
How:  Click here to join the meeting

 
Early Childhood Education Awarded Programs
FY24 Awarded Programs
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Last Modified: 2/12/2024 2:14:47 PM