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Early Childhood

Early Learning and School Readiness

Early Childhood Consultants at SST3 focus on improving outcomes for young children, including those with diverse needs, by offering technical assistance and professional development to support families and providers in all early childhood settings including:

  • School Districts
  • Community Schools
  • Early Childhood Education Grantees
  • Help Me Grow and
  • Partnering with community-based programs such as Head Start.  
The Early Childhood Team at SST3 supports the goals of the Ohio Department of Education's Office for Early Learning and School Readiness.  Areas of focus: Assessment, Diverse Learners, Early Childhood Programs, Family Involvement, Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction, Step Up to Quality, and Transition. 

SST3 has developed a Padlet of resources to support the quarterly Early Childhood Network and to serve as an ongoing repository of resources, tools and information related to early learning.

Contact Information

Kathy Jillson, M.A., CCC-SLP
State Support Team Consultant
Candace Muetzel, M.Ed.
State Support Team Consultant
Shonte Smith
State Support Team Administrative Assistant