OAN Recommendations For Creating a School-Age Child Care, Afterschool and Extended Learning Opportunities Infrastructure In the Ohio Department of Education
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On Tuesday, November 3rd, OAN convened a group of diverse school-age providers and stakeholders to develop recommendations on the merge of the Bureau of Child Care and Development from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to the Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) Center for Early Childhood Development.
The process was facilitated by Susan Rohrbough of the National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center and Lori Connors-Tadros and Bob LaVallee of the Afterschool Investments Project, both services of the federal Child Care Bureau.
Participants included representatives from a child care resource and referral agency; school districts; YMCA; 4-H Extension; non-profit, for-profit and faith-based providers; traditional child care centers serving a spectrum of ages; Boys and Girls Clubs; the Child Care Advisory Council; Family and Children First; a settlement house association; Ohio Afterschool Association; OCCRRA; ODE; ODJFS, Voices for Ohio's Children, and Ohio Afterschool Network.
The recommendations were then vetted at the November 4th OAN Membership Meeting with over 150 diverse providers and stakeholder groups, approved by OAN’s Strategic Leadership Team and submitted on Monday, November 16th to ODJFS and ODE.