Early Childhood Education Grant for Administrators

Open Office Hours for ECE Grantees with the ECE Team 

The ECE team is committed to providing the resources and support necessary for ECE Grantees to succeed. That's why we're hosting an open office hour for ECE Grantees to ask questions and receive guidance based on their unique needs.
  • When: Every other Wednesday  

  • Dates: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 12/6  

  • Time: 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.  

  • Join the meeting here 

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 New Grantee Resources section below for more information. 

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.

Early Childhood Education Awarded Programs
FY24 Awarded Programs
A detailed site location list will be updated and added to the webpage soon. 

Provider Resources

Frequently Used Forms

New Grantee Resources

*For additional languages click here and search Eligibility Screening Tool
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Application for SNAP, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance and Child Care Assistance

Need support in getting started on the ECE Grant? The ECE Team is hosting a technical assistance hour every Monday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am,  starting August 28th. 

Use this link to join the meeting: 
Click here to join the meeting  


August. 28, 2023 

September 5, 2023* 

September 11, 2023 

September 18, 2023 

September 25, 2023 

October 2, 2023 

October 9, 2023 

(on Tuesday due to Labor Day Holiday) 



Last Modified: 9/11/2023 10:11:08 AM