The upcoming closure of child care programs as ordered by Governor DeWine will take place beginning this Thursday, March 26 through at least Thursday, April 30. Read More »
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Governor DeWine announced this afternoon the closure of all Ohio child care programs beginning Thursday, March 26 through at least Thursday, April 30. 4C for Children and other state Child Care Resource and Referral agencies are working closely with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to prepare for this child care transition in our local communities. Read More »
Child Care In Ohio
As of today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has not mandated closing of child care programs in the state though we continue to expect that announcement soon. Read More »
There has been news today from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) regarding plans around child care and child care programs and the state’s continued response to limiting the spread of COVID-19. This is what we know now but this is a very fluid process that continues to change.
First and foremost, as of today (March 18), the governor has not announced the mandated closing of child care programs in the state. This doesn’t mean that it won’t happen in the near future. Read More »
As the situation around the coronavirus causing COVID-19 evolves, 4C for Children is continuing to plan, prepare and respond as needed based on information provided by local, state and national health agencies.
Although we are closing our offices to the public to minimize the spread of the virus, we will still be able to remotely serve you. To protect those we serve and 4C staff we are putting the following measures in place: Read More »
Even the best planned child care arrangements can be disrupted because of unexpected events. Such an event is taking place now with the public health situation around the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Identifying a backup child care plan that can be put into action is important in the event a school is temporarily closed or if parents, children or a child care provider is sick. Read More »
Once every decade, every resident in the United States is counted through the 2020 U.S. Census. This count directly impacts neighborhoods and businesses because money for schools, roads and public resources is dependent on population. So it’s essential to get an accurate count of everyone, from children to adults.
It’s estimated 5% of kids under age 5 were not counted in the 2010 Census. That equals about 1 million young children who were not counted—the highest undercount of any age group. When children are missed in the Census, programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program miss out on funding.
Beginning mid-March, every household should receive a postcard in the mail with instructions about how to participate. Information can be submitted online, over the phone, or by mail.
Download this flyer and learn how participating in the 2020 Census is easy, safe, and important.
Lisa Babb, 4C for Children strategic director of program operations in the Miami Valley, received of one of five Dayton Mayor’s Awards given at the Feb. 5 City Commission meeting. The awards are given annually to honor people who, according to Mayor Nan Whaley, “work every day to make our city great.”
Babb received the Education Champion Award which recognizes a person in the Dayton, Ohio, community who is working to provide a brighter future for children.
“I’m honored to receive this award,” Babb says. “My commitment to supporting our families, children and child care providers to ensure that all children receive the quality early education they deserve is unwavering. Read More »
More than 25 years ago, 4C for Children opened a regional office in Northern Kentucky and began actively helping find quality child care options for the region’s children and families as well as supporting child care providers by offering coaching and continuing education opportunities.
4C for Children’s responsibility for the critical education of Northern Kentucky’s youngest minds for the majority of these years was supported by state funding. In recent years, the state chose to centralize these efforts, shifting the funding to the University of Kentucky (UK) to deliver early childhood education support services to the state’s families and child care providers. 4C for Children then became a subcontractor for this region through UK.
Over the past five years, UK has gradually discontinued the use of subcontractors like 4C for Children. This has ultimately resulted in a complete loss of state funding for our services.
CINCINNATI (January 6, 2020)—Vanessa Freytag, president and CEO of 4C for Children, has been named to the 2020-21 Groundwork Ohio Advisory Committee. She joins 41 members who represent 62 Ohio counties and who are trusted to provide insights on the needs of young children and families in Ohio and advance Groundwork’s mission to champion high-quality early learning and healthy development strategies.
“I am honored and excited to represent the early childhood education needs of our community as a member of the Groundwork Ohio Advisory Committee,” Freytag says.