4C Hires Strategic Director for Quality Programs
January 30, 2017
Lisa Babb of Springboro, Ohio, has been hired as the strategic director for quality programs in 4C for Children's Miami Valley office located in Dayton.
Among the tasks Babb will be responsible for in her new position include developing a strategic vision and plan for quality early childhood programming, identifying program expansion opportunities, incubating new projects, managing key program and stakeholder relationships and overseeing funding relationships and project leadership teams.
Babb holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in special education and has worked with student interns as an adjunct professor at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. She is currently a member of the Springboro School Board.
"We are thrilled to add Lisa to the 4C team," says Vanessa Freytag, 4C's president and CEO. "In addition to her professional experiences as an educator, Lisa brings a clear focus on community-centric and parent-centric solutions from her service as a school board member and her board roles for several children focused agencies." Calling Babb a "problem solver, a collaboration builder and an inspirational leader," Freytag is sure she will "continue the 4C commitment to ensuring all children in the Miami Valley get the best start in life and school."
Babb is likewise excited to be part of 4C's mission of providing training for child care providers and education and resources to parents to help children get the best possible start in life. "When I was looking for a new job, I wanted something that was mission based and that impacted children and families."
She knew "4C was a perfect fit. My fellow coworkers see their jobs as more than just work. They are providing a unique service that is impacting children and families. It feels good to go home at night and feel like the work I—and my coworkers—have done has made a difference."
Babb is looking forward to building on the success 4C has had over the past 10 years working with community partners, families and child care providers in the Miami Valley region. "We have a fabulous staff of early childhood experts," she says, "who have done such good work in coaching child care providers to quality and supporting local families and children through a variety of outreach efforts, including the Montgomery County Preschool Promise."
She says she has no doubt that the work and outreach will grow. "4C is a hidden nugget in this region," she says. "My goal is to help bring greater awareness to our work because we have so many valuable resources to offer. There are so many exciting things that we have planned for the future and I'm happy to be part of the team that's going to turn our plans into reality!"