Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Addresses Childcare and Education Deficits in State of the State Speech

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine emphasized the significance of childcare and education in his recent State of the State speech, despite Ohio ranking near the bottom in preschool spending nationwide, according to a report from the National Institute for Early Education Research. The report highlighted disparities in access, quality, and funding for preschool, indicating that most states, including Ohio, need to substantially increase funding per child to meet minimal standards for effective programs. While Ohio has seen recent funding increases, challenges remain in providing access to adequately funded early learning opportunities, with the state meeting only half of the benchmarks noted in the report. Read more below!

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