Why Form Partnerships?
From the Oregon Library Association's Children's Services Division Grant Finding Tips:
In your efforts to improve early literacy awareness in your community, we hope that will consider joining with other organizations concerned with child welfare. Collaboration offers not only a better opportunity to receive funding, but also several other tangible benefits.
Collaboration offers you:
- Access to additional resources
- Opportunities to cooperate across institutional borders
- New perspectives and ideas
- Opportunities to think "outside the box"
- Access to new target populations
- Relationships for the future
- The competitive edge: grant makers want to fund collaboration
Community, Regional, State, and National Contacts
County Job and Family Services Agency Directory from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) (PDF)
Ohio Child Care Facility Search from ODJFS
County Directory of Licensed Day Cares from ODJFS
Help Me Grow County Provider contacts for all 88 Ohio counties
Ohio Head Start Association - featuring a statewide directory of Head Start programs
Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association
Ohio's Regional Library Systems
Kent State University School of Information (iSchool)
LENA: Building Brains through Early Talk
Ohio State University Extension
Ohio Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services