Education

OberlinKids Offers Digital Option to Families Looking to Complete Developmental Screenings

As part of their On Track for Kindergarten program, OberlinKids offers annual screenings to any child between ages birth to 5-years-old that resides in the Oberlin City School District. The developmental, social and emotional, play-based screenings are now able to be completed online by the child's parent or guardian, or with the OberlinKids Coordinator at either the Oberlin Public Library or the OberlinKids office (23 Eric Nord Way, Suite 9 in Oberlin). 

Trunk-Or-Treat Offers Fun & Free Resources to Families

Over 200 local families celebrated Halloween in style at the first annual Rising Titans 'Trunk-Or-Treat' event on Saturday, October 27th at El Centro de Servicios Sociales in Lorain. Kids dressed in their holiday best were able to trick-or-treat and collect candy by stopping at automotive stations representing a handful of local organizations, including United Way of Greater Lorian County, Lorain County Public Health and the Lorain Public Library System.

Volunteers Sort and Organize Over 10,000 Books for Ready Set Go

Ready Set Go received a ton of help labeling, sorting, and organizing over 10,000 donated books as part of a two-part volunteer project on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.  

The '10K Books Project' included helping hands from HandsOn Northeast Ohio volunteers and the Lorain County Community Action Agency's youth group - just over 20 volunteers in total.

`Fill The Bus' to Support Students This Fall

Help out the youth of the Lorain County community and 'Fill the Bus' to support students going back to school this fall! United Way of Greater Lorain County is partnered with the Lorain County Educational Service Center and H&R Block for School Supply Drop Off Dates & Locations!

List of School Supply Drop Off Dates & Locations Below: 

  • 8/10 - Elyria Big Lots - 825 Cleveland St, Elyria, OH 44035 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

OberlinKids' "OK Kindergarten Readiness" Event Prepared Parents

Our Community Collaborative, OberlinKids, threw an event on Saturday, April 28th. The "OK Kindergarten Readiness" event had 30 people in attendance. The day was set it up like a big playgroup,  where there was 4 different stations. The purpose of the event was to teach parents how to use cheap, recyclable things when catering to their children. The event pointed out that parents don’t need to buy a lot at times when it comes to their kids,  they can use flashcards, worksheets and more when preparing their child's education.

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