Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today.
Online Training Opportunities
OCCRRA is offering the following free online professional development training opportunities:
- How Do the Various Ohio Core Knowledge and Competency Documents Apply to Your Practice?
- ID 10093312
Child care providers who are participants in the 4C for Children Child Nutrition Program (CNP) can can find the most up-to-date information from 4C by checking your messages in KidKare.
Please note: Center and home CNP providers can submit claims as early as today if you are not a Pandemic Child Care Program. You can still drop off documents at the 4C for Children office in Cincinnati but be aware that you will only have access to the 4C for Children mailbox inside the first set of doors. As always, you can also submit the documents through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pandemic Child Care Licensees
Approval Process Update
Child care programs (centers and homes) that submitted applications for a temporary Pandemic Child Care license by 5 p.m. March 25, 2020, were approved by 11:59 p.m. that same day. Currently, 200 applications that were received by ODJFS after midnight are being reviewed and will be able to provide care today, March 26 as long as the program is not in revocation and has not received a Proposed Adjudication Order (PAO).
At Full Capacity?
If you cannot place an essential family, please have that family contact 4C for Children for assistance in finding care. Be aware that you can now provide care to essential workers beyond the limited list that ODJFS posted Monday. Please read the order beginning on page 4 to learn which workers fall into this expanded list. Here’s the 4C for Children contact information you can share:
- Southwest Ohio | 513-758-1330 | email@example.com
- Miami Valley | 937-220-9660, x1330 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Removal from the Pandemic Child Care List
If you have been approved as a Pandemic Child Care Program and you wish to not provide pandemic care, email a request to ODJFS.
Need Help Navigating?
We know all the changes that are happening can be overwhelming and confusing. You can find additional information on the ODJFS website, at the ODJFS help line or by calling 1-877-302-2347.
If you cannot reach someone at ODJFS, contact us and we will do our best to get you the information you need:
- Email: coaching @4cforchildren.org
- Southwest Ohio: 513-758-1334
- Miami Valley: 937-220-9660 ext 1334
You can also visit our website for the latest information about state requirements and other guidelines.