October is the month that we celebrate the bilingual child, as well as continuing the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). There are many benefits to bilingualism and celebrating family culture and history. Explore the resources linked below to learn more. Read More about Celebrating the Bilingual Child and Hispanic Heritage Month »
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The relationship between you and the early childhood educator in your child’s school or child care program can help you, your child, and your early childhood educator develop a greater appreciation for the important role each plays in the education and care of children. Read More about Building the Family/Early Childhood Educator Relationship »
It’s official. The 4C for Children Miami Valley staff are on the move to a new office and will no longer be headquartered at the Kroc Center. Read More about New 4C for Children Miami Valley Office »
If you have a child with special needs, your child care search will not only include finding a safe and quality setting but also ensuring that the caregivers meet the unique needs of your child. Read More about Finding Child Care for Your Child With Special Needs »
When 2020 began, everyone at 4C for Children was filled with excitement at what we planned to accomplish in the coming months. Our financial outlook was positive, we were laying the groundwork for a new three-year strategic plan with our board, department goals were established, staff were focused on implementing new strategies to help child care providers meet the summer deadline to become quality rated and new ways to help families find quality child care options were being explored and integrated into our work. Read More about 2020 Impact Report: Resilience in a Difficult Year »
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” —Chinese Proverb
It is almost that time of year again, “Back-to-School” preparation, excitement and first day jitters! Preparing children for back to school, or transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, includes helping them prepare both mentally and physically for the school year ahead.
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We are grateful to share with you that the future of Step Up To Quality is bright! The State of Ohio budget process has concluded, and some of the changes that had originally been proposed that would have dismantled SUTQ have been removed from the state’s budget. The requirement for those that serve children receiving state assistance to obtain a Step Up To Quality rating will remain in place. Read More about State of Ohio Budget Update: Good news! »
The future of Step Up To Quality—and the ripple effect it has had over the past 10 years on the growth and stabilization of our community’s educational and economic infrastructure—is at risk. Read More about Act Now to Save SUTQ! »
Today, the future of Step Up To Quality—and helping children get that best possible educational foundation—is at risk. The changes to Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) and other state support for child care in the current version of the State of Ohio Budget will reduce the number of programs able to participate in SUTQ.
The investment in quality child care has changed the game for more than 24,000 children in Southwest Ohio and Miami Valley whose families are receiving state assistance for child care. Read More about 24,000 Children in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley Need Your Voice »
4C for Children is partnering with organizations across the state such as Groundwork Ohio, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Montgomery County Preschool Promise, and many others, to share the following message: Read More about Advocacy Alert: Make Your Voice Heard »