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June 24, 2024

Ohio Department of Education

Cincinnati Family magazine's Biz 4 Families Education profile for 2023 features the Ohio Department of Education!

The Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Account program provides qualifying families with a $1,000 credit per child. These funds can be used to pay for a variety of educational activities designed to help accelerate learning for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Allowable Activities

Before- or after-school educational programs;

• An educational program means an activity aligned to state academic standards that develops academic knowledge and is designed to accelerate learning.

Day camps, including camps for academics, music, and arts; Tuition for learning extension centers;

• A learning extension center is a supervised physical location operated by a faith-based, community or nonprofit organization that provides workspace or workstations during school hours when students’ assigned schools are closed.

Curriculum and materials for homeschool families;

• Families engaged in home education whose children have been excused from compulsory education may use ACE funds to obtain curriculum materials. ACE funds cannot be used to pay tuition, including tuition for site-based or online schools.

Educational, learning or study skills services;

Tuition for learning pods;

Field trips to historical landmarks, museums, science centers and theaters, including admission, exhibit and program fees;

Language classes;

Music lessons;

• Lessons are an allowable service; however, purchase of musical instruments and other hardware are not allowable through the ACE Educational Savings account.


Please note that ACE account funds cannot be used for the purchase of electronic devices.

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Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).