It is not too early to start thinking about kindergarten! The transition to kindergarten is a milestone that families anticipate—sometimes with excitement and sometimes with apprehension. It’s a transition that means adjusting to new schedules, riding on school buses, experiencing academic expectations and working with teachers, adjusting to classroom environments and making new friends. Here’s a few things to help make the transition as successful as possible. Read More about Let’s Talk About Kindergarten »
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What does child care have to do with employers? A lot more than many realize.
Mike Sipple, Jr., invited 4C President/CEO Vanessa Freytag to be his guest on this week’s Talent Magnet Institute Podcast, where they talked about the Cliff Effect, child care, and why business owners need to start paying attention…today. Read More about Child Care and The Cliff Effect with Vanessa Freytag »
Local children get higher quality care when their teachers are better supported in their own professional growth.
Child care administrators are given the opportunity to concentrate on their professional growth as they discover and strengthen their leadership skills as participants in the 4C Developing Early Childhood Leaders (DECL) seminar.
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Don’t let snow and cold keep your children from outdoor play this winter. When dressed appropriately, the benefits children receive from playing outdoors far outweigh the fears of frost bite! Active outdoor play combats childhood obesity, promotes gross motor development and helps reduce stress—for parents and for children! It is common to hear adults say that “my child will not like being in the cold weather,” or “the cold is too dangerous to play in,” or “there’s nothing to play with.” It is up to adults to focus on the importance of children’s play, regardless of the season. After all, play should not be restricted to warm weather. Let’s approach the winter season with a playful attitude.