Our country is at a tipping point, and our children’s futures are at stake. As the nation attempts to recover and rebuild from COVID-19, we must focus on the needs of children and their families—particularly in the prenatal to three period—or we risk creating a generation of children further behind than any other in recent history. That is why we’re joining national organizations in the launch of #KidsAreEssential. Read More about #KidsAreEssential »
Do you need help with strategies for interacting with children, best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion, or maybe you need to grow your knowledge around working with school-agers? 4C for Children has virtual training this March to help you provide quality early education and care in your program. Read More about Child Care Best Practices Training In March »
4C for Children has high-quality virtual training to help early childhood professionals grow their careers. Whether it is getting health and safety training, building a foundation in certain best practices and standards or obtaining a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, we have the resources to meet the need! Read More about Do You Have New ECE Employees? »
Have you ever thought “What is wrong with this child?”
Perhaps the question should be “What has happened to this child?”
Become aware and informed about how trauma affects
- child behavior,
- child development and the growth of the brain, and
- child relationships.
Expand your skills to respond to children, identify coping responses and build strengths and resilience by getting a Trauma Informed Care Certificate. Follow this link to learn more and for registration information for free Ohio Approved workshops through OCCRRA. Read More about Trauma Informed Child Care »
Do you have a 4-year-old preparing to start kindergarten this fall? If so, we have some exciting news to share. You and your child may be eligible to take part in Waterford Upstart, a new program funded by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Read More about Help Your 4-Year-Old Be Kindergarten Ready »
4C for Children has all your training needs covered—from business practices to developmentally appropriate practice to so much more. Here’s what’s coming up for Southwest Ohio and Miami Valley child care providers.
Read More about Training Highlights: Feb. 10-28, 2021 »
Many child care programs operating before- and/or after-school programs have been temporarily closed due to schools being closed for in-person learning. If your program had a PFCC Agreement prior to closing and you are now preparing to re-open when your school district re-opens, it’s important that you understand the following ODJFS star-rating reinstatement rule and take appropriate action to ensure there’s no interruption in your ability to serve families. Read More about What You Need to Know: Star-Rating Reinstatement for Before- and After-School Program Re-opening »
Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it.–Alvin Price
Read our parenting hot topic for the month: Self-Esteem. What is self-esteem and what does self-esteem look like for children?
Read More about Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem »
There are some new financial supports that child care programs who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for. The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened applications for new loans and grants. Please see the resources below that include webinar recordings and links to information that can walk you through the application process step-by-step. Read More about New SBA Loan and Grant Programs for Child Care »
Dear Child Care Provider,
When the pandemic began last March, we pledged to walk with you and provide you with the latest resources and information critical to you and your business. That commitment remains today and into the future.
Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine across Ohio and the country remains higher than the current supply. As a result, guidance and action plans for distributing the vaccine are constantly evolving as Ohio and other states learn from week to week how many doses of vaccine are expected to be received.
Since Ohio’s child care programs reopened in June of last year, child care providers like you have done an outstanding job in implementing safety protocols to significantly limit the secondary spread of the virus. As a result, child care programs have been able to reliably serve our children and their working families.