child care assistance

Child care touted as critical infrastructure issue

BY: - April 21, 2021

Members of a legislative caucus on children’s issues marked child care as a necessity for Ohio’s economy, and said the state needs to expand the help families get. The bipartisan Ohio Legislative Children’s Caucus met with organizations and advocates this week to talk about the state of Ohio’s child care system, and how state leaders […]

Pandemic disparities mirrored pre-existing conditions for low-income families, minorities, report shows

BY: - April 1, 2021

An annual report analyzing how children faired in the nation in the last year showed harrowing effects from COVID-19, but mainly found the same disparities that existed before the pandemic. The study conducted by the advocacy group Children’s Defense Fund, which has a chapter in Ohio, used federal and state data, along with statistics from […]

Report: Ohio among states choosing child care funding with fewer regulations

BY: - March 31, 2021

Update: This story includes comments from Governor Mike DeWine’s Office, provided Wednesday morning. A new report showed Ohio was one of many states in the nation choosing more flexible funding for their child care and assistance programs, rather than child care funding with federally-regulated rules on health and safety. A recent Bipartisan Policy Center study […]