Preschool Programs en Ohio Law Enforcement Officials Call On Congress To Expand Preschool <p></p><p>A national coalition of law enforcement officials is calling on Congress to fully fund preschool programs for low-income kids. Over 30 Ohio police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors have signed a letter to Congress asking legislators to pass President Obama’s proposal to put $75 billion into early childhood education over ten years. They say it would ultimately pay itself off in the reduced costs of incarceration.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:21:30 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42350 at Ohio Law Enforcement Officials Call On Congress To Expand Preschool Budget Cuts Reduce Ohio Head Start By 1,800 kids <p>The number of low-income children in Head Start's preschool programs in Ohio will drop by more than 1,800 during this school year because of automatic federal spending cuts.</p><p>The Office of Head Start says those cuts will reduce its preschool ranks by more than 57,000 children nationwide. More than a million children are served each year by the programs, which help prepare them for elementary school and give them meals and health care.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 37978 at More Money for Preschool Likely in Ohio budget <p>Some conservative Ohio lawmakers and some faith leaders who generally support conservative causes want to put millions of additional dollars into more preschool for at risk children, something a lot of Democrats have championed in the past, and the push is on at the Ohio Statehouse to get more money for early childhood education.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:22:09 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 33336 at