|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.
Advocating for Children
A key part of 4C's mission
A key role of 4C is to speak loudly on behalf of children and families, advocating for government policies which support the highest quality of child care and early learning. Non-profit organizations like 4C are permitted to conduct education related to public policy and to advocate on behalf of their constituencies. We just can’t use government funds to do so, and we don’t.
One of 4C’s strategic goals is to “become a significant and collaborative advocate for public policy change by empowering parents and activating professionals to become advocates.” We have two important tools to help in this effort: the Ohio Policy Action Center and 4C Northern Kentucky's affiliation with Kentucky's Voice for Early Childhood.
The Ohio Policy Action Center enables 4C to send e-mail policy alerts that make it easy for advocates to send a message or make a call to their elected officials. By simply entering a ZIP code, the names and contact information of appropriate officials is provided, along with a sample message that can be edited or used as is.
We are firmly and staunchly non-partisan in our action alerts. We have sent alerts when appropriate whether the leadership in question is Republican or Democratic. And we will continue to do so.
Our policy alerts carry this banner: Act Now for Children.
Besides alerting advocates through e-mail alerts, our Policy Action Center features a number of issues of concern that allow visitors to take action right there. This Policy Action Center is a collaboration with the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies as well as the the other seven Ohio child care resource and referral agencies.
Don't miss Sallie's blog!
If you have not yet discovered Sallie Westheimer’s blog, Advocating for Children, check it out now. A longtime advocate for quality early childhood education, Sallie is this region’s recognized leader in the early childhood field. She blogs about the latest local and national issues affecting young children.
Here are two recent topics: