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Ohio State to receive federal grant for Early Head Start programming in Columbus

Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio State University will be named a recipient of an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 630 Children’s Drive. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support high-quality, early learning initiatives developed in collaboration with community providers.

President Michael V. Drake, U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty and Nationwide Children’s Hospital CEO Steve Allen will share the announcement and discuss the community partnership that will be led by Ohio State’s Schoebaum Family Center at Weinland Park.

Jane Wiechel, director of community partnerships at the Schoenbaum Family Center, will discuss the comprehensive network of support for approximately 160 low-income infants, toddlers and families in Columbus.

WHO: Michael V. Drake, President, Ohio State University

Joyce Beatty, congresswoman

Steve Allen, CEO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Jane Wiechel, Director, Community Partnerships,

Schoenbaum Family Center at Weinland Park

WHAT: Press conference to announce the award of a multi-year grant for early Head Start programming.

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16.

WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Main Hospital (Magic Forest) Lobby, 630 Children’s Drive. Parking: Media Parking is available in the surface lot on the west side of Parsons Avenue, between Nationwide Children’s Orthopedic Center, 479 Parsons Ave., and Research Building III, 575 Children’s Crossroad. Parking tokens will be provided at the event to permit exit at no cost.