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4C for Children Partners With AmeriCorps Public Allies to Serve Families

June 21, 2018

4C for Children has had the benefit of some extra help since last September, thanks to AmeriCorps Public Allies. Public Ally Quratulain Sami has been researching the issue of homelessness, how it affects children in our community and ways families and child care providers can be better supported. Initially, Quratulain ...

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New Board 2018

Announcing Our Newest Board Members!

June 18, 2018

Jonathan Brodhag and Jennifer Damiano are the newest members of the 4C for Children's Board of Trustees. They join 19 continuing members of the board who are helping further 4C's mission to ensure quality early education and care for all children. "We are pleased to welcome these trustees who ...

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Summer Safety

Keep your family safe during summer fun

June 5, 2018

Warmer weather brings lots of outdoor fun, water play, travel and vacations. To enjoy outdoor play to the fullest, it’s important for parents and caregivers to ensure that children are properly protected from sun, heat and insects. Nothing ruins a fun day at the pool faster than a painful sunburn! ...

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Motivation to Be the Best Leads to Milestone Quality Rating

May 16, 2018

Crystal Scott is in the business of providing high-quality early education and care to children in her Westwood community. And she is truly local, working from her Westwood home.She reached a milestone in 2017 when she became the first family child care provider in Hamilton County licensed to care for ...

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Child Care Provider Advisory Group Launches!

May 9, 2018

A new 4C for Children Provider Advisory Group launched on April 10 to gather input from community-based child care providers that can help inform 4C's early education work. The 15 member group will provide important feedback, give recommendations and help 4C better serve the needs of child care providers and ...

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Outdoor Play

Guide Your Child Through Outdoor Play and Learning!

May 1, 2018

Spring may have gotten lost on the way to our area, but now that it’s finally here it’s time to get the kids outside! Children are born with the need to explore the world using their senses. Making outdoor play purposeful and fun might seem challenging but when the five ...

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Vanessa Freytag Elected Chair of Advocacy Coalition Focused on Hamilton County

April 13, 2018

Vanessa Freytag, president/CEO of 4C for Children, has been elected by the board of the Human Services Chamber of Hamilton County to a one-year term as chair.The chamber, a coalition of over 50 human services providers formed in 2013, advocates for policies that are beneficial to their organizations and the ...

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Child Abuse Prevention: Actions You Can Take

April 3, 2018

Since 1983, April has been recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, five children in the United States die from child abuse or neglect each day and 75 percent of those deaths are children under the age of three. Eighty ...

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In Memoriam: Dr. Dorothy June Sciarra

March 23, 2018

4C for Children is saddened to share the passing of Dr. Dorothy June Sciarra, a leader in the early childhood field and a strong supporter of 4C.June was a friend and resource for 4C staff over the decades. She served on training committees and was integral in helping develop and ...

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STEM Together

How to help your children learn about STEM through play!

March 5, 2018

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are everywhere in our world. To prepare children for success in an environment driven by these concepts, educators are teaching these concepts to children at younger and younger ages. You don’t need to have an in-depth knowledge of these subjects to introduce them to ...

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Preparing Your Family for Kindergarten

February 6, 2018

Kindergarten is a milestone that parents often begin anticipating—sometimes with excitement, sometimes with dread—when children are very young. Sending children off to kindergarten comes with a variety of new experiences for both parents and children like using school buses, adjusting to large classes, experiencing academic expectations and working with teachers. ...

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High School Sophomores Create Non-Profit to Benefit Children in Need

January 31, 2018

Sole Bros, a non-profit organization founded and run by five 15-year-old high school sophomores, has been awarded 4C for Children's Champions for Children: the Next Generation Award. The award, sponsored by Schueler Group, honors high school students in grades 9-12 who are taking action on behalf of the ...

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Using Technology With Children in the Correct Dosage

January 3, 2018

What an age we live in! Technology advancements are part of our everyday lives affecting the way in which we communicate, learn, work and play. Children are exposed to technology at a very young age and master its use very quickly. As parents, we probably have all used something with ...

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