Action for Children seeks to engage the community in events throughout the year, and keep its stakeholders informed. Check back often for event listings, newsletters, media coverage, and more.


Recent Media Coverage

Previous Media Coverage

  • Columbus Dispatch (for Paid Subscribers): Red, White & Boom got some of Franklin County's federal COVID relief money (June 30, 2022)
  • Columbus Dispatch (for Paid Subscribers): Franklin County RISE offers child care workers and parents support as industry rebounds (June 22, 2022)
  • NBC4: Franklin County, Columbus offering up to $10K in childcare aid (May 31, 2022)
  • Columbus CEO: At Center for Healthy Families, Teen Parents Find Support, Resources, Education (April 26, 2022)
  • 10TV: Franklin County announces $23 million in federal funding for families, child care providers (March 24, 2022)
  • ABC6: American Rescue dollars allocated for historic child care plan in Franklin County (March 24, 2022)
  • WOSU Public Media: Multi-million dollar program to fund early learning scholarships in Franklin County (March 24, 2022)
  • 90.5 WBCE: Franklin County offering child care scholarships, provider incentives, housing help for educators (March 24, 2022)
  • Columbus Dispatch: Franklin County investing $23 million to help families struggling to pay for child care (March 24, 2022)
  • Action for Children: Franklin County RISE Child Care Scholarships Support Local Families (March 24, 2022)
  • ABC6: Columbus Group Hopes to Empower Fathers and Families (March 18, 2022)
  • CardRates.Com: Action for Children Uses Donations to Support Parents and Early Childhood Education Providers (March 17, 2022)
  • Cleveland News 5: Gov. DeWine announces $650 million for child care providers (March 11, 2022)
  • Columbus Perspective: Action for Children's CEO discusses a signing bonus offered for people filling eligible child care positions in Franklin County (February 27, 2022)
  • Columbus Business First: Columbus funds signing bonuses for childcare workers in hopes of shoring up labor market (February 26, 2022)
  • Action for Children: Action for Children Announces Signing Bonuses for 500 Child Care Professionals (February 23, 2022)
  • Columbus Dispatch: Our only option is to stay at home with our kids.' Child care crisis keeps moms from work (February 20, 2022)
    1. Columbus Parent: Ohio’s Child Care Ratings System Shows Progress (December 23, 2020)
    2. Columbus Dispatch: Nearly a Quarter of Local Child Care Providers Could Close by Early 2021 (December 18, 2020)
    3. ThisWeek News: Coronavirus causing enrollment drop for kindergarten in central Ohio (November 11, 2020)
    4. NBC4: Childcare providers continue to adapt during pandemic (August 26, 2020)
    5. Columbus Parent: Pandemic Prompts Day Care Dilemmas for Providers and Parents (Aug. 6, 2020)
    6. Columbus Dispatch: Central Ohio child care centers waiting on subsidy figure before considering return to full capacity (July 31, 2020)
    7. Columbus Dispatch: Amid pandemic, parents cautious over child care (July 19, 2020)
    8. Columbus Dispatch: How will Ohio schools hold fall classes as coronavirus cases rise? (July 12, 2020)
    9. NBC4: Parents Night In Benefiting Action for Children June 25 at 7 pm (June 25, 2020)
    10. Columbus Dispatch: Parents and caregivers wrestle with decisions about child care openings (May 15, 2020)
    11. NBC4: Daycares remain open with temporary pandemic license (March 26, 2020)
    12. Columbus Dispatch: Ohio’s coronavirus child-care centers are set to open. How many kids will show up? (March 26, 2020)
    13. ReadyFM "Community Matters": Part 1: Positive Parenting Program (March 17, 2020)
    14. 10TV: Ohio day cares prepare for eventual closure; parents should, too (March 16, 2020)
    15. Columbus Dispatch: Ohio schools prepare for 3-week coronavirus shutdown starting Monday (March 13, 2020)
    16. Is an In-Home Daycare Right for Your Family? (February 6, 2020)
    17. 10TV: Schools closing due to illness leaves parents looking for child care (February 7, 2020)


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