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April 24, 2015
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Canton YWCA Awarded $1.9M for Early Head Start

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1.9M to the YWCA of Canton for Early Head Start. Across the US, a total of $500M was awarded for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership and Early Head Start Expansion grants.  

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Ohio Addresses Unmet Preschool Needs with Funding & Step Up To Quality   

According to the report A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America, released last week by the US Department of Education, less than half (40%) of the approximately four million four-year olds in the U.S. are enrolled in publicly funded preschool programs with even fewer enrolled in the highest-quality programs. Ohio is one of eleven states enrolling fewer than 10 percent of 4-year-olds in publicly funded preschool programs.


Ohio is making progress though working to improve preschool program quality through the 2012 $70 million Early Learning Challenge grant. In the second year of its grant, Ohio increased access to high-quality early learning opportunities with a 19% increase in programs participating in Step Up to Quality (Ohio's quality rating system).  


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