Early Childhood – School Choice

Thank you for visiting our School Choice Resources Hub. Click on the Resources below to learn more about making smart school choices for your child’s educational success! 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.

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Option A, B, or C? A Back to School Planning Tool for Families

The “Back to School Planning Tool” gives your family an organized space to write in your plans for supporting your ...
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Ohio Family Story: Transition from Homeschool to Formal Education

Kenyona and her husband decided to homeschool their children through kindergarten and first grade. While both children have since transitioned ...
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How well does your child’s school district serve students with disabilities? Public Data Profiles Available

Every year, districts receive a Special Education Profile that shows whether they are meeting their goals, over time, for students ...
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Access Specialists in Education in Every Region of Ohio – for Families and Districts (No Cost)

Did you know? State Support Teams are local and regional Ohio educators with a history in school improvement, preschool and ...
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Guidance for Choosing a Preschool

Some preschools focus more on creative play and individually focused learning while others favor group projects; one program may promote ...
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Schools can apply for a Purple Star designation for their commitment to serving military families

Schools can apply for a Purple Star designation for their commitment to serving military families

Apply to be recognized as a military-friendly school! The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a ...
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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.