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4C for Children receives grant from Vectren Foundation

October 19, 2018

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4C for Children has received a $30,000 grant from the Vectren Foundation to help increase the number of quality rated child care programs in Fayette and Clinton counties. The State of Ohio has mandated that all child care providers must be quality rated by June 30, 2020, to maintain their license and serve children receiving child care subsidy.

"We are so grateful for this grant from the Vectren Foundation that will support quality child care for children, families and employers in Fayette and Clinton counties," says Vanessa Freytag. "4C is laser focused on preventing a child care shortage for families and children—especially those living in poverty—by helping unrated child care providers become quality rated in the state's Step Up To Quality system."

4C is ramping up efforts across the region to train and coach child care providers ahead of the state deadline. 4C early childhood coaches come alongside child care providers to assess their quality and develop an action plan to help programs achieve a Step Up To Quality rating.

"Vectren is proud to support 4C for Children in addressing the supply of quality rated child care in the region so that children get the best possible start in life," says Rachel Goodspeed, Community Affairs Manager.