Imagine strolling down the side walk with your young child. In what feels like the loudest voice possible your child points to someone nearby and says, “Mommy, why does she have one leg?” As a parent a cloud of uncomfortableness hovers over you and part of you wants to become invisible and sink into the sidewalk. Have you experienced a similar situation? Read More about A World of Difference »
4C for Children will honor Steve Richey and Kathy Wade as Champions for Children at the annual 4C for Children Champions Gala on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at JACK Cincinnati Casino.
“Every year we scan our community for the hidden gems who are striving to unlock the potential of our youngest children and lift them up as our Champions,” says Vanessa Freytag, 4C for Children president and CEO. “We hope the stories of these early childhood advocates inspire others in our community to continue leadership in service to children and families.” Read More about Announcing the Next Champions for Children! »
4C for Children has successfully partnered with Cincinnati Early Learning Centers (CELC) and Children, Inc., on early childhood programs over the years that support families and children in the region. On Aug. 23, these two early childhood organizations announced they will merge and form a new agency, Learning Grove. Read More about Two Early Education Agencies Unite »
Grace Armstrong is a family child care provider located in Butler County, Ohio. She advanced from a one-star Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rating to a three-star rating all within one year! Read More about It’s About Our Children »
Is your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential expired? From Jan. 1 through March 31, 2020, the Council for Professional Recognition will offer a limited-time CDA Renewal Amnesty Program. This program will give anyone with a CDA credential expiration date as far back as Jan. 1, 2010, an opportunity to complete the renewal process and make their credential active again. Read More about CDA Renewal Amnesty in 2020: Start Preparing Now! »
If you are a child care administrator who has mastered the day-to-day management of your program but want to further develop your leadership skills, then the Developing Early Childhood Leaders (DECL) seminar is for you! The seminar will be hosted in Southwest Ohio beginning in January 2020 and held at 4C for Children’s Cincinnati office. Download a brochure to learn more about the program.
The deadline to apply for the seminar is Sept. 20. Once the applications have been reviewed, face-to-face interviews will then be scheduled. You can apply online today!
For more information, contact Angie Lance at 513-758-1316.
4C for Children has created the following awards to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of young children and families:
The June Sciarra Early Childhood Leadership Award is presented annually to one child care program administrator for outstanding service on behalf of young children and families.
The Early Childhood Educator Award recognizes an educator who impacts children on a daily basis. This includes those who work directly with children in the following settings: family child care programs, preschool programs (public or private), child care centers, school-age programs, or Head Start. Read More about Early Childhood Award Nominations Open »
For children, making friends is a vital part of growing up and an essential part of their social and emotional development. Friendships enable children to learn more about themselves and develop their own identity.
Just like adults, some children seem to make friends easily and get energy from being around lots of other people. Others can find this tiring and overwhelming while still others may be slower to warm up and need time to watch what happens before joining in with a group. Read More about Helping Children Make Friends »
The U.S. child care industry has an economic impact of $99 billion with nearly 60 percent of children under age 5 regularly attending some form of child care. This is according to the Committee for Economic Development’s 2019 Child Care In State Economies report.
The 2019 update examines the child care industry’s effect on parents’ participation in the labor force, and provides extensive details regarding the industry’s impact on regional economic growth and development, including: usage rates, the role of public funding, revenues, and business structure. Read More about National Report Examines Economic Impact, Growth of Child Care Industry »