The data collected from a February 2023 4C for Children survey of local child care program administrators shows little change in the local child care landscape from similar data collected by 4C in 2021. Classrooms are still shuttered and a staffing shortage continues. These outages are resulting in more than 4,000 infant, toddler, preschool and school-age children in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley combined who can’t access quality early learning.
Self-care has become a coined term within the last few years. However, do we understand what it means?
Parents are busy with expectations, to-do lists and work. It becomes difficult to prioritize self-care. Neglecting your own wellbeing can affect your physical and mental health – and also, negatively impact you parenting style. Taking care of ourselves is key if we want to have a more abundant life.
Local advocates to be celebrated at 4C for Children 50th Anniversary Champions Gala, Presented by PNC Bank
CINCINNATI, Aug. 10, 2022 – 4C for Children will honor its retired CEO, Sallie Westheimer, during the organization’s Champions Gala. The event, which is presented by PNC Bank, takes place Oct. 8 at Music Hall.
The gala will celebrate 4C for Children’s 50th anniversary serving Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley as a premier resource for high-quality early education and care for the youngest children in our community.
Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) supports the recovery and stabilization of child care providers across the nation. In Ohio, this money is now available to child care programs in the form of Stabilization Grants. Since these funds are being distributed through grants that means the money does not need to be paid back if it is used according to the guidelines.
All ODJFS licensed programs meeting the Phase 3 qualifications are eligible to receive these funds. A child care program doesn’t need to be SUTQ-rated or provide care for families using publicly funded child care to apply for these Stabilization Grants. Payment timelines are still estimated to be 4-6 weeks from the application approval date.
There has never been a better time to consider starting or expanding a family child care or center-based business! 4C for Children is recruiting new licensed child care programs and helping current programs expand in the counties and communities we serve in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley.
4C for Children is celebrating 50 years of service with a series of events that intend to recognize local community leaders and volunteers who have helped make strides in the field of early childhood education.
Do you know an early childhood educator or program administrator who is making a difference in the lives of young children and families? If so, nominate them for one of two honors 4C for Children will award at the annual Leadership and Early Childhood Conference on Oct. 21-22, 2022, at the Sharonville Convention Center. The deadline for submitting nominations is Sept. 30.
Welcome to our Family Child Care Provider e-news feature that includes resources specifically for family child care providers in the Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio. Stay tuned to receive the latest updates to help support you in your business and your journey to providing quality care for our youngest learners. Read More about Family Child Care Connections: July 2022 »
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