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February 2019 – Newsletter

2019 Early Childhood Systems Conference

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Registration for the 2019 Early Childhood Cross Systems Conference, to be held on March 25-28, 2019, is now open. For the first time ever, all six of Ohio’s Early Childhood state agencies have partnered together to offer this exciting conference. Cross-systems sessions designed to promote increased collaboration and improved outcomes for young children are among the highlights of the conference. Come and hear Ohio’s new state agency leadership share their vision for Early Childhood and participate in an interactive wellness fair. Visit the conference website to register now: We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines Now Posted

The 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines are now posted. Early Childhood Education Grant administrators should use these new guidelines for any child that enrolls in their program after February 1, 2019.

Chartered Nonpublic Schools Administering KRA must Register by March 31st

Professional Development Training Requirement

This notification is a reminder that Quarter Two of the biennium is coming to a close June 30, 2019.

All completed Professional Development (PD) hours travel with the professional and remain in the professional’s profile, which is maintained through the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR). If a professional does not complete the required courses by the specified deadline, the program’s rating may be reduced to zero pursuant to OAC rule 5101:2-17-01.

If you have questions regarding the OPR or the calculation of PD hours in the OPR, please contact or 614-396-5959 or toll free at 877-547-6978. Visit the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA) page for more resources:

Program Pages

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Upcoming Dates!

  • February 2, 2019 – Give Kids a Smile Day: A free dental clinic hosted by OSU College of Dentistry
  • 2019 Regional Early Childhood Health Conferences: Registration and conference information can be found here
  • March 7, 2019 – Register to attend a special screening of No Small Matter: A documentary exploring early childhood education. Event details and registration information can be found here.
  • March 18-19, 2019 – 2019 Literacy Academy
  • March 25-28, 2019 – Ohio Early Childhood Systems Conference


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