It is not too early to start thinking about kindergarten! The transition to kindergarten is a milestone that families anticipate—sometimes with excitement and sometimes with apprehension. It’s a transition that means adjusting to new schedules, riding on school buses, experiencing academic expectations and working with teachers, adjusting to classroom environments and making new friends. Here’s a few things to help make the transition as successful as possible. Read More »
What does child care have to do with employers? A lot more than many realize.
Mike Sipple, Jr., invited 4C President/CEO Vanessa Freytag to be his guest on this week’s Talent Magnet Institute Podcast, where they talked about the Cliff Effect, child care, and why business owners need to start paying attention…today. Read More »
Local children get higher quality care when their teachers are better supported in their own professional growth.
Child care administrators are given the opportunity to concentrate on their professional growth as they discover and strengthen their leadership skills as participants in the 4C Developing Early Childhood Leaders (DECL) seminar.
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4C for Children has received a $100,000 grant from the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation to help local child care programs become quality rated. Grant funds will help Southwest Ohio child care providers involved in 4C’s Ramp Up For Quality program receive the training and coaching necessary to achieve an Ohio Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rating. Read More »
Don’t let snow and cold keep your children from outdoor play this winter. When dressed appropriately, the benefits children receive from playing outdoors far outweigh the fears of frost bite! Active outdoor play combats childhood obesity, promotes gross motor development and helps reduce stress—for parents and for children! It is common to hear adults say that “my child will not like being in the cold weather,” or “the cold is too dangerous to play in,” or “there’s nothing to play with.” It is up to adults to focus on the importance of children’s play, regardless of the season. After all, play should not be restricted to warm weather. Let’s approach the winter season with a playful attitude.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services Division of Child Care is going to raise child care provider rates on December 1. A notice was sent out late Wednesday that stated that rates would be raised to the 40th percentile of market rates reflected in the market survey published earlier this year. Read More »
4C for Children has received a $30,000 grant from the Vectren Foundation to help increase the number of quality rated child care programs in Fayette and Clinton counties. The State of Ohio has mandated that all child care providers must be quality rated by June 30, 2020, to maintain their license and serve children receiving child care subsidy. Read More »
4C for Children is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the June Sciarra Early Childhood Leadership award and the Early Childhood Educator Award. These individuals are being honored for their achievements and dedication to those they serve as they work to give children the best start in life. Read More »
4C for Children will welcome Dr. Valora Washington, CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition, as the Saturday morning keynote speaker of the 4C Leadership and Early Childhood Conference, presented by Positive Leaps, on October 27.
“I’m so excited to be a keynote speaker at the 4C Grow the Good—Cultivating a Powerful Profession conference Oct. 26-27. I look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event. We are certainly cultivating tomorrow’s leaders today in early childhood settings throughout the U.S. and the world. Reaching our full potential as early educators also means we deserve broad and deep public investment and greater respect for our work. I can’t wait to talk with you more about this important subject,” shared Dr. Washington. 4C is grateful to the Council for Professional Recognition for sponsoring Dr. Washington’s keynote address. Read More »
Most of your days are spent taking care of others—children, family or your program. But you can’t do those things successfully if you don’t take care of yourself first. To help you do that, the 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference Planning Team has created some exciting opportunities for our Oct. 26-27 conference. Read More »