|4C for Children - the pioneering leader, advocate and resource
for high-quality early education and care
in Southwest Ohio, the Miami Valley and Northern Kentucky.
4C is blogging for children
...and using Facebook and Twitter to build community support for quality early education and care.
Advocating for Children
Visit Advocating for Children to keep up with the latest local and national issues affecting young children.
Sallie Westheimer writes this blog. A longtime advocate for quality early childhood education, Sallie is this region’s recognized leader in the early childhood field. She has served for almost 30 years as executive director of 4C for Children.
Target audience: all community stakeholders and members of media.
Blink–and They're Grown
Visit Blink–and They're Grown for tips on early childhood development and support in providing positive experiences that prepare your child for success in school and in life.
Carolyn Brinkmann, Tammi Ector Fisse, Diann Forbes, Angie Lance and Trentae Taylor are blogging each week from their “parent place,” addressing parenting issues and tackling the questions parents of young children often find themselves asking. They don’t have all of the answers, though, and not every answer works for every child or every family, so they want to hear what you have to say. Carolyn is Director of Parent Services, Tammi is a Leadership Coach, Diann is a Parent Counselor, Angie is a Professional Development Support Specialist and Trentae is a Leadership Coach.
Target audience: all parents of young children.
Visit Growing Children: Best Practice in the Field of Early Education and Care to see what's on the minds of those who care for young children in child care centers and family child care homes.
Our authors are blogging together, asking questions and exploring issues critical to early childhood education and professionals in the field. From top left to bottom right, they are Angie Good, Coordinator, Quality Initiatives; Janine Rigg, School Age Specialist; Patty Taylor, Technical Assistance Coordinator; Karen Middendorf , Manager, Educational Services; Josh Craig, Coordinator, FCC Language & Literacy Project; and Christine Fields, Infant/Toddler Specialist.
Target audience: early childhood professionals.
Put a Bib on It
Visit Put a Bib on It for parenting stories from new and first-time parents and to share parenting insights and reactions with other new moms and dads.
Bloggers Sadie Bonifas, 4C's professional development coordinator in Northern Kentucky, and Jillian Kuhlmann, 4C's communications specialist, will explore the joys (and perils) of being new parents.
Target audience: new and first-time parents of young children.
"Do our elected officials have the will to do what will really matter for our society? Do we have the collective will to elect people who will fund what we know really works for the young children of our community?"
- Sallie Westheimer,
"My hope is that no matter the age of the children you work with, you take time to encourage a positive perspective on all of the possibilities each day brings, accidental or otherwise."
- Angie Good, Growing Children
"No matter how busy we are or how much our kids annoy us, we must ensure that they know the extent of our support and love."
- Carolyn Brinkmann,