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Group Proposes Bolstering Kinship Care To Improve Children Services

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group of children services experts from around Ohio are putting together recommendations to improve the system. They say their mission must keep moving forward even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Gov. Mike DeWine’s Children Services Transformation Advisory Council is proposing ways to encourage kinship care, when a relative or a close family… Read More

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New Study Says Lack Of Good Childcare Is Hurting Businesses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A new report from a group of business leaders shows many Ohio companies cannot get back on their feet because their employees no longer have affordable day care options. Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Jed Metzger says businesses in his area of the state are telling him… Read More

Childcare Centers To Reopen May 31 Under New Strict COVID-19 Guidelines

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Childcare centers in Ohio can reopen for business starting May 31, after shutting down due to COVID-19 in mid March. Among the new state guidelines for reopening are strict sanitizing measures, temperature controls, and a drastic reduction on the number of children per class. The new COVID-19 guidelines put new caps… Read More