Early Childhood Education Grant for Administrators

The Early Childhood Education Grant is an important investment in Ohio’s youngest learners. The grant provides early learning programs with an opportunity to provide high quality, comprehensive learning environments and address outcomes and goals essential for healthy development and academic, social and emotional success. 

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

Grant funding opportunity - ECE innovation grant 

The Ohio Department of Education is excited to announce an additional funding opportunity for current ECE Grantees. The ECE Innovation Grant is designed to support innovative efforts in providing high-quality programming for Ohio’s youngest learners. The ECE Innovation Grant can be used to meet the challenges current ECE grantees face by providing additional fiscal resources for program expansion, improvement, or special projects to promote quality and innovation. Please visit the Early Childhood Education Innovation Grant webpage for further information on how current ECE Grantees can apply. The Request for Applications will be available on November 1, 2022, with applications due on or before 11:59 pm EST on November 18, 2022.

Contact Starre Cox at Starre.Cox@education.ohio.gov for any questions.  

Early Childhood Education Awarded Programs
FY23 Awarded Programs
A detailed site location list will be updated and added to the webpage soon. 

Provider Resources

Frequently Used Forms

Enterprise Application System (EAS) Resources*

*For additional languages click here and search Eligibility Screening Tool

*For Department of Job and Family Services and Chartered Nonpublic Programs


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