URGENT: Don’t Be Scammed
We have become aware of people exploiting small businesses like yourself by overcharging for assistance in helping you apply for loans and grants during this uncertain time and/or participating in potential fraud and scams.
If someone approaches you–either in person, by phone or through email or social media–and offers to help you apply for loans and grants for your business or personal use for a fee, be aware of potential fraud or exploitation. You should not have to pay anything upfront when applying for a loan or a grant.
Please know there is FREE assistance available through a variety of resources: your local bank, the Small Business Association, your local Small Business Development Center, Women’s Business Center, SCORE chapter, or SBA District Office. Contact information for these and others can be found here.
Here’s some helpful information about how to detect fraud.
SUTQ System Extension of Rating Dates
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is implementing system changes to the Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System (OCLQS) for Step Up To Quality (SUTQ). These changes include a 6-month extension of expiration dates for ongoing registrations (renewals) and anniversary dates for annual reports. Click here for details.
Register for Free Virtual Training from 4C for Children
4C for Children has developed virtual training to help meet your professional development needs. These sessions are Ohio Approved, FREE and feature live instruction.
The training uses Zoom (a free app for virtual meetings that you can download). You will receive an emailed meeting link prior to each training so please make sure your email is accurate in the registry! Just like in-person training you have to attend to get credit. In the virtual world that means that if you do not log into the training during the scheduled time, you will not receive credit.
See our offerings below and sign up for your training using the ST# for your region:
|Training||Date/Time||ST: Miami Valley||ST: Southwest
|I Have Nothing Left to Give – A Discussion About Compassion Fatigue||Monday, 4/13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||10094706||10094703|
|Different Yet Alike: Inclusion Teaching Practices for Children with Special Needs||Wednesday, 4/15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||10094716||10094710|
|The Social-Emotional Field Guide: Overview||Wednesday, 4/15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||10094726||10094714|
|Lesson Planning for Mixed-Age Groups in Family Child Care Homes||Monday, 4/20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||10094702||10094700|
|Reading Me, Reading Us: Picture Books that Support Social-Emotional Development||Wednesday, 4/22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||10094705||10094699|
|Empathy With Boundaries||Monday, 4/27, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||10094707||10094704|
|Lean on Me: Providing Support to Parents in Their Time of Need||Monday, 4/27, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.||10094735||10094733|
|Infant & Toddler Best Practice Series – Supporting and Guiding Infant/Toddler Behavior||Wednesday, 4/29, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.||10094723||10094715|
|I Have Nothing Left to Give- A Discussion About Compassion Fatigue||Wednesday, 4/29, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.||10094750||10094745|
Pandemic Child Care Licensees
An informational webinar will be held today from 1-2 p.m. facilitated by OACCP with support from Dayton Preschool Promise/Learn to Earn Dayton, Groundwork Ohio, Ohio AEYC, OCCRRA, Southwest Ohio AEYC and others. This webinar is geared toward center-based and family child care providers who are operating pandemic child care programs.
A panel of pandemic child care providers will share their insights on:
- Administrative procedures
- Staffing challenges and strategies
- Best practices in cleaning and sanitation
- Additional challenges and opportunities
- Email: coaching @4cforchildren.org
- Southwest Ohio: 513-758-1334
- Miami Valley: 937-220-9660 ext 1334