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Child Care Changes In New Ohio Budget

6 Jul , 2021  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

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 system and ranking method for licensed child care programs, would be eliminated after a Senate revision of the budget noted that as a goal. The system was ultimately retained in the final budget version signed by Gov. Mike DeWine into law.
Also included in the budget, financial eligibility for publicly-funded child care (PFCC) was widened for Ohio children, including those with special needs. More…

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All About Richland

Grants To Fund Child Care Includes Area Recipient

30 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced on Wednesday the recipients of nine grants totaling more than $6.2 million to grow the number of publicly funded child care providers and improve the quality of existing providers.

One of those funded undertakes work in Richland County. More…

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