2019 was quite a year for 4C for Children, child care providers, families and our community as a whole. Thanks to the support of our partners and the community, we were able to help ensure more than 27,000 at-risk young children did not lose their seats in child care programs.
We did this by helping nearly 1,000 child care programs in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley earn at least a 1-star rating from the state so they could continue to serve children whose care was subsidized by the state.
Little did we know that the work of 2019 was helping lay a foundation to meet the biggest challenge of 2020: COVID-19.
Our immense gratitude goes out to all the champions for children who supported our efforts in 2019 and to all the child care providers who have been on the front lines during these pandemic months. Working together, we are building a stronger tomorrow for our community and most especially, for the children and families who are counting on us.