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Emily Fay Named VP of Agency Advancement

March 25, 2019

4C for Children is happy to welcome Emily Fay as the agency's new Vice President for Agency Advancement. In her new role, Fay will lead the agency's fundraising and development efforts and will oversee its communication functions.The region's leading resource in early education and care for more than 45 years, ...

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Exploring the World Through Play Experiences

March 5, 2019

Did you know that the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) are all around us? You don’t need to have an in-depth knowledge of these subjects to introduce them to children. Families can naturally embed these concepts in everyday life. A foundation for STEAM is laid by ...

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Annetta Rutland Celebrates 40 Years With 4C

February 27, 2019

Annetta Rutland is 4C for Children’s walking historian. Not because she is an avid reader of history but because she has lived and contributed to that history over the past 40 years as an employee—a rare accomplishment in today’s world where the average employee changes jobs every five years. “When ...

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A New Tool to Help Achieve SUTQ Goals

February 25, 2019

Family child care providers have another tool at their disposal to help them earn a Step Up To Quality rating! The One-Star Tool for Family Child Care ( is now live on the 4C for Children website. It offers the opportunity for unrated child care professionals to independently navigate the ...

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Loveland sophomores receive Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award

February 7, 2019

Every child should have access to books. That’s a core belief of Alex and Hannah Laman and it’s what led them to found Adopt A Book, a local nonprofit organization that works to ensure children in need have access to books—and have books of their own. Alex and Hannah, sophomores ...

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Let's Talk About Kindergarten

February 5, 2019

It is not too early to start thinking about kindergarten! The transition to kindergarten is a milestone that families anticipate—sometimes with excitement and sometimes with apprehension. It’s a transition that means adjusting to new schedules, riding on school buses, experiencing academic expectations and working with teachers, adjusting to classroom environments ...

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Child Care and The Cliff Effect with Vanessa Freytag

February 1, 2019

What does child care have to do with employers? A lot more than many realize. Mike Sipple, Jr., invited 4C President/CEO Vanessa Freytag to be his guest on this week’s Talent Magnet Institute Podcast, where they talked about the Cliff Effect, child care, and why business owners need to start ...

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Welcome to Our New DECL Class!

January 28, 2019

Local children get higher quality care when their teachers are better supported in their own professional growth. Child care administrators are given the opportunity to concentrate on their professional growth as they discover and strengthen their leadership skills as participants in the 4C Developing Early Childhood Leaders (DECL) seminar. These ...

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4C receives grant from L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation

January 7, 2019

4C for Children has received a $100,000 grant from the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation to help local child care programs become quality rated. Grant funds will help Southwest Ohio child care providers involved in 4C's Ramp Up For Quality program receive the training and coaching necessary to achieve an Ohio ...

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Outdoor Play Winter

There’s No Perfect Temperature for Outdoor Play!

January 2, 2019

Don't let snow and cold keep your children from outdoor play this winter. When dressed appropriately, the benefits children receive from playing outdoors far outweigh the fears of frost bite! Active outdoor play combats childhood obesity, promotes gross motor development and helps reduce stress—for parents and for children! It is ...

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