Early Childhood – Organizations for Families

Thank you for visiting our Organizations for Families Resources Hub. Click on the Resources below to learn more about how you can partner well with your child’s school! You can also click the search button at the top and type in a topic you are interested in. Have questions? Contact us at OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

How can I become a surrogate parent to support and advocate for a child's special education needs in Ohio?

How can I become a surrogate parent to support and advocate for a child’s special education needs in Ohio?

What is a Surrogate Parent? Surrogate parents are an important resource for many students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ...
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International Children’s Digital Library - Over 4,000 digital books in 59 languages for families to read at home

International Children’s Digital Library – Over 4,000 digital books in 59 languages for families to read at home

The International Digital Children's Library website contains digital books for families to read with their children in their home language ...
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InspirEd Virtual Learning Series for Families and Schools

InspirEd Virtual Learning Series for Families and Schools

This virtual learning series by OCALI and the Ohio Department of Education includes sessions on: setting up a learning environment ...
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Kinship Coalition resource

The Ohio Grandparent Kinship Coalition: Virtual Support Group for Kinship Caregivers

The Ohio Grandparent Kinship Coalition is a statewide organization that provides information and networking for caregivers taking care of children ...
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MedEd Resource Guide for Deaf/HH

Resource Guide for Families Supporting Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Ohio’s Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness increases access, communication, and equity for learners who are deaf, hard of hearing, ...
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MedEd Resource Guide for Blind/VI Children

Resource Guide for Families Supporting Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Ohio's Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness increases access, communication, and equity for learners who are deaf, hard of hearing, ...
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Ohio's Grandfamilies: Facts and Resources

Ohio’s Grandfamilies: Facts and Resources

This Ohio Fact Sheet from Grandfamilies.org (2017) provides information about the number of children in Ohio being raised by their ...
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Grandfather reading to two young grandchildren outside

AARP Guide for Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren

If you are just starting to care for a grandchild and support their education, or you have been for awhile, ...
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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.