4C for Children has received a $100,000 grant from the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation to ensure that local child care providers can access the coaching and training resources they need to increase their Ohio Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) ratings.
This is critical support for programs as they continue to care for and educate the youngest children in our community, and our region’s most vulnerable families with access to quality child care. Grant funds will directly assist child care providers participating in 4C for Children’s Advancing to High Quality Program, which is designed to increase the number of SUTQ highly-rated child care programs in our community. The program’s goal is to level the playing field so that every child gets the high-quality care and early learning they need to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
“The past two years have been incredibly challenging for the youngest children in our community and for their families,” says Vanessa Freytag, president and CEO of 4C for Children. “During this time, our local child care providers have been essential in providing environments for children to continue learning and growing during these critical years of early brain development.
“We are grateful to the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation for once again championing and supporting the local child care community and providers as they continue their unwavering commitment to serve the children and families in our community.”
Today, there are nearly 900 child care providers in Southwest Ohio caring for more than 14,000 vulnerable children living below the federal poverty level.