Advocating for Ohio's Children: Policy Director Gabriella Celeste Testifies on the Strong Foundations Act and its Impact on Early Childhood Well-being

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Gabriella Celeste, Policy Director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, submitted her written testimony to House Families & Aging Committee. She presented a powerful case for the implementation of the Strong Foundations Act. Celeste's testimony emphasized the importance of supporting children and parents through Substitute House Bill 7 (Sub-HB 7) investments, which promote well-being, safe housing, and early childhood development. The Strong Foundations Act aims to create a solid platform for Ohio's youngest citizens to thrive.

Focusing on practical solutions, Celeste emphasized evidence-based interventions and the need for:

1. Strengthening Connections and Safe Homes

2. Focusing on Early Childhood

3. A Commitment to Healthy Families

As Ohio lawmakers consider the Strong Foundations Act, Gabriella Celeste's testimonial is a powerful reminder of the urgent need to invest in the well-being and future of Ohio's children and families. The Act's comprehensive approach and evidence-based strategies provide a promising path forward for creating a nurturing and supportive environment for Ohio's youngest citizens.

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