The Anchor For Hope Foundation will be hosting an upcoming event to benefit their partner organizations, including 4C for Children. “Speakeasy in the City” will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Phelps Rooftop Bar Downtown. This chic evening will showcase speakers from several partner organizations of the foundation, including 4C for Children, who will share their inspiring missions and community impact. Read More »
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4C for Children will once again honor “Champions for Children: The Next Generation” with its ninth annual youth award. The award celebrates a high school project led and implemented by students in grades 9-12 who are taking action on behalf of children)—locally or abroad.
Criteria for Applying
High school projects anywhere in 4C’s multi-county service area are eligible to apply if they meet these criteria:
- A project must demonstrate the direct involvement of high school students and do one or more of the following:
- empower and educate young children through direct service
- provide leadership or raise awareness on an issue that impacts young children
- improve the quality of life of young children.
- A project application must be submitted by a teacher, service learning coordinator or a school administrator (principal, guidance counselor).3. A project must be complete or able to show evidence of success by the time of its application.
Applications must be submitted no later than Oct. 31, 2019.
All applicants will receive notification of their project’s status by December 2019. The award-winning project and its team will be announced in early 2020. The Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award will be presented at the winners’ high school and highlighted during the 4C for Children Champions Gala on March 7, 2020.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
This is a letter that was sent out by 4C for Children’s President/CEO Vanessa Freytag to the communities served by 4C. We are committed to supporting the child care providers and children in the Miami Valley region. See contact information below.
Dear Friends of 4C for Children,
The Memorial Day tornadoes that struck the Miami Valley region were devastating. Among those impacted by the devastation are many child care programs who are struggling to regain their footing. 4C for Children serves as the state designated resource and referral agency for all licensed child care programs for 15 counties in the Miami Valley and the Cincinnati regions. In that role, we are asking you today to help these programs in their moment of need. Read More »
Congratulations to this recent class of 4C Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation Program graduates from Southwest Ohio!
This group of early childhood professionals not only finished this step on their journey to increasing the quality of their child care programs—each of the family child care providers in the class also completed registration for and received a Step Up To Quality rating! Read More »