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Early Learning and School Readiness

Early Childhood Consultants at SST 3 focus on improving outcomes for young children, including those with the diverse needs, by offering technical assistance and professional development to support families and providers in all early childhood settings including:

  • LEAs
  • Community Schools
  • Early Childhood Education Grantees
  • Help Me Grow and
  • Partnering with community-based programs such as Head Start. 

The Early Childhood Team at SST 3 supports the goals of the Ohio Department of Education's Office for Early Learning and School Readiness. 

Areas of focus include: Assessment; Diverse Learners; Early Childhood Programs; Family Involvement; Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction; Step Up to Quality; and Transition. 
Contact Information

Kathy Jillson, M.A., CCC-SLP

Consultant - Early Childhood


[email protected]


Bev Metzger, M.Ed., N.B.C.T.

Consultant - Early Childhood

(216)524-3000, ext. 3816

[email protected]

Candace Muetzel, M. Ed.

Consultant - Early Learning Literacy


[email protected]


Theresa Richardson

Administrative Assistant

(216) 446-3818

[email protected]

State Support Team 3
Essex Place
6393 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence, Ohio 44131
P:(216) 524-3000  |  F:(216) 446-3829    
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