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

Action for Children

Ohio's Regional Library Systems

Kent State University School of Information (iSchool)

Reach Out and Read

Raising a Reader

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

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Library Council                    State Library of Ohio