The research is clear - early experiences last a lifetime. The quality of early experiences is shaped by the individuals with whom infants and toddlers spend their time and by the environments where they spend their time. All states, including Ohio, have licensing standards. While basic health and safety standards are important, they are not sufficient to prepare our children for school and life.
The Standards of Care & Teaching for Ohio's Infants and Toddlers identifies what is foundational and essential for programs in supporting the development and learning of infants and toddlers. It builds on Ohio's current licensing standards to promote positive outcomes for infants and toddlers.
The Standards of Care & Teaching for Ohio's Infants & Toddlers follows Ohio's Infant & Toddler Guidelines as the next step in creating safe, healthy, nurturing and learning places for our youngest children when they are cared for outside of their homes.