High-quality preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds improve school readiness and facilitate a range of positive outcomes in both school and life.

These programs are especially beneficial for low-income children and other vulnerable children, including those who are homeless, in foster care, learning English as a second language, or have disabilities. Unfortunately, access to preschool is often determined by parental income, and the lottery of geography and quality varies widely. CDF-Ohio is committed to working to ensure all children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, have access to quality preschool programs that prepare them for school and life.

Useful Resources

Ohio Department of Education Early Learning