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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
The Annual 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference will take place on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday Oct. 26 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Last year, 698 early childhood professionals from Southwest Ohio, the Miami Valley and Northern Kentucky attended the conference.
4C is looking forward to another year of rejuvenation, networking, professional development and fun! Thank you to our presenting sponsor for this year, Positive Leaps!
4C for Children is focused on leveling the playing field for children in our community, ensuring that every child receives the care and education they need to be successful in school and life. In 2018, we implemented innovative ideas and collaborated with our partners to help child care providers and families build a solid educational foundation for our community’s youngest children through quality care.
It is that time of year again: back-to-school preparation, excitement and first day jitters! The busy-ness of summer is soon to be replaced by the busy-ness of school. As summer begins to wind down we begin to see large, colorful back-to-school displays. Often times these store displays help parents have a mind shift on what you need to do to prepare children for back-to-school routines and schedules. Preparing children for back to school includes helping our children prepare both mentally and physically for the school year ahead. Read More »
Lisa Greene is the administrator for YMCA Batavia Heights Christian Child Care. While participating in 4C for Children’s Step Up Direct series in January, 4C coaches worked with her program to prepare for and then apply for a one-star Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rating.
“Having a rating adds a depth of quality that wasn’t there before,” Lisa says. “It’s like a stamp of approval for parents to know that we have been through this process and it’s an opportunity for our teachers to shine and feel motivated to do more for the kids in their classrooms.”
4C for Children wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community members who have helped us meet the needs of those impacted by the Memorial Day tornadoes that struck the Miami Valley.
Because of your support, 4C has been able to provide clothing, hygiene necessities, and art supplies to child care providers in the region as well as with the children and families they serve. Read More »