CRANE RESEARCH FORUM RECAP: Understanding the Transition to Kindergarten and Factors that Influence it
Policy Round-Up: New federal child care funds, Nan Whaley’s announcement, and research on audio-books
OSU’s Early Head Start Partnership Program awarded $10 million expansion grant to serve more central Ohio children and families
The OSU Early Head Start Partnership Program was awarded an additional $10 million from a federal expansion grant, which allows them to build upon and expand vital services supporting the health, learning, and well-being of young children and families in central Ohio. Read on to learn how this will impact even more families in our community.
This week’s update includes a new report estimating a universal child care system in the U.S. would boost the collective lifetime earnings of 1.3 million women by $130 billion, why the Health Policy Institute of Ohio ranks the state 47th out of 50 states and D.C. on its “health value”, and new Crane Center research on “Media Use Among Kindergarteners from Low-Income Households During the COVID-19 Shutdown.”
Policy Round-Up: Researchers estimate nearly 40,000 U.S. children bereaving parental loss due to COVID-19
This week’s update includes Ohio State House Reps. Stephanie Howse and Erica Crawley penned an opinion piece which advocates for the Ohio House to pass legislation declaring racism as a public health crisis, an opinion piece co-authored by Senator Elizabeth Warren urging Congress to pass caregiving legislation, and study published in JAMA Pediatrics attempts to quantify just how many children have experienced COVID-19 loss through the death of a parent.
This week’s update includes what children globally had to say about COVID, the federal relief packagewas signed into law and includes $39 billion for child care stabilization, and an op-ed arguing that states should use federal COVID relief funds to focus on improving quality through evidenced-based curricula.