publicly funded child care

Analysis of new federal rule says it could help with child care costs in Ohio

BY: - September 1, 2023

An Ohio think tank is urging state support for a proposed federal rule could lower child care costs and benefit providers as well. The importance of access to high-quality child care is not lost on the country (or Ohio), but despite that, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department said, “Most families struggle to find […]

National institute gives Ohio low ranking on preschool programs

BY: - August 30, 2023

A national ranking of preschool education across the country showed low marks for Ohio’s readiness when it comes to early childhood education. The National Institute for Early Education Research’s starting the school year looking at preschool offerings in each state at ages three and four, and spending per child. The institute used enrollment program data […]

National polling shows Ohio voters want affordable child care

BY: - July 26, 2023

New polling conducted by a national advocacy group found the “vast majority” of Ohio voters want to see more affordable quality child care in the state. The First Five Years commissioned a poll through Public Opinion Strategies on voter attitudes on child care and early childhood education, along with polls of other states and a […]

Child care budget: Step Up to Quality remains, low-income care boosted

BY: - July 2, 2021

Child care in the state will still have one standard-making process that was nearly cut from the state budget, while other investments in broadband and publicly-funded child care come with praise from Ohio advocates. Leaders of child care facilities and policy advocates in the state were worried that Step Up to Quality, the state’s standard-monitoring […]