Early Childhood Education

The Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy

A seven-month study exploring early childhood education finds Franklin County lagging behind the nation in enrollment and significant differences in the experiences children have at home compared to out-of-home care settings.

Construction begins soon on the Hilltop Early Childhood Learning Center.


A group of advocates working on education, health care, trauma prevention and early intervention for young children has launched a new campaign to encourage investing in programs earlier than ever before.

Columbus City Council last night approved tax breaks for five companies that officials say will retain or create a total of 723 jobs. 

Andy Chow

The transition to the administration of Governor-elect Mike DeWine is bringing several changes to state government, including a new office dedicated to carrying out one of DeWine’s top campaign promises. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine has unveiled his new education plan, which includes cutting the amount of state standardized testing.  

Ohio Public Radio

Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Rich Cordray have released plans for how to help children succeed. 


Columbus city and school district officials yesterday celebrated the opening of a new early childhood learning center in Linden, something they hope to replicate in other neighborhoods.

A new partnership led by Ohio State University seeks to expand the number of early childhood teachers in Columbus. 

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 4.2 million dollars to expand pre-kindergarten educational opportunities for 4-year-old low-income children.

Columbus Launches Early Childhood Education Effort

Jun 10, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city has launched the first phase of a program providing early childhood education in pre-K centers.