Interested in getting your CDA? Be a part of the 4C Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation Program where learning is fun and interactive. A group in the 2019-20 Boone County class pictured here worked on a project to create a fun, safe and developmentally appropriate playground. To complete the project they were given a budget and the Kentucky playground regulations and added their imagination and expertise. Read More »
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4C for Children has successfully partnered with Cincinnati Early Learning Centers (CELC) and Children, Inc., on early childhood programs over the years that support families and children in the region. On Aug. 23, these two early childhood organizations announced they will merge and form a new agency, Learning Grove. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
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 has been awarded the prestigious CDA Gold StandardSM following a quality review of training and student services by the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA Gold StandardSM is part of the Council’s early childhood education effort to help CDA (Child Development Associate) students find the high-quality training and student services they need in preparation for the CDA exam and a career as an early childhood educator. Read More »
The 4C Leadership and Early Childhood Conference is comprehensive and relevant to all who touch early care and education—including teachers, center-based child care providers, family child care providers, home visitors, directors, community partners, librarians and schools. This innovative conference will provide current, research-based strategies and pertinent information so that all will leave feeling empowered and fueled with knowledge, passion and inspiration to lead.
This year’s conference theme is “Grow the Good: Embracing Empathy and Equity.” We need your expertise! Consider submitting a proposal for a conference workshop session—your workshop session will provide high-quality professional development that paves the way for high-quality early care and education so that we can build our future, together. Read More »