Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio family child care providers and child care center administrators/directors/owners are invited to join us for the next free session designed to strengthen leadership skills. Read More about Essentials of Leadership April 15: Creating Positive Family Outcomes »
4C for Children is here to support child care providers with information on the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination process. Keep an eye on your email inbox for information about mass vaccination sites and/or vaccination opportunities specifically available for child care. We will share this information as it becomes available. Read More about COVID-19 Vaccination for Ohio Child Care Providers »
The current professional development (PD) biennium comes to an end on June 30, 2021. This means all administrators, lead teachers, assistant teachers and family child care providers working in a SUTQ star-rated program must have completed 20 hours of Ohio Approved training by June 30. How do you check your number of hours that you have left to earn? How do you know if you have completed the two required courses for all professionals? You can find the answers to these questions and much more by downloading this fact sheet from OCCRRA. Make sure you are up-to-date!
Read More about PD Biennium: Where Do Your Hours Stand? »
4C for Children has received a $100,000 grant from the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation to ensure that local child care providers can access the coaching and training resources they need to increase their Ohio Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) ratings in accordance with state goals This is critical support for programs as they continue to care for and educate the youngest children in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds will directly support child care providers involved in 4C for Children’s Advancing to High Quality program. Read More about 4C for Children Receives L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation Grant »
Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio family child care providers and child care center administrators/directors/owners are invited to join us for the next free session designed to strengthen leadership skills. Read More about Essentials of Leadership March 18 »
The annual 4C for Children Leadership & Early Childhood Conference will take place October 22-23, 2021. Read More about Save the Date: 2021 Conference »
The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) has confirmed that those who are self-employed (such as family child care providers) can use their gross income instead of net income in applying for the maximum amount allowable under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The change opens the door for larger loans to self-employed individuals. Read More about Change in PPP Benefits Self Employed »
Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles, trees, sticks and tadpoles. —Brooke Hampton
Spring is on the way! Take the opportunity to observe nature changing right before our eyes. Read More about The Great Outdoors—From Your Yard to Beyond! »
We have good news to share! Starting March 4, 2021, Child Care Professionals in Ohio will be able to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Download this Fact Sheet from the Ohio Department of Health on the Phase 1C Vaccine Distribution for more details. Read the announcement from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services below for information on the steps to sign up for a vaccination and prove your eligibility. Read More about For Ohio Child Care Providers: COVID-19 Vaccine Info »
Beginning today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening a 14-day exclusive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees, which includes family child care homes as sole proprietors. The PPP is a SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the pandemic.
While applications aren’t due until March 31 (when the program closes unless extended by Congress), this freeze in applications gives lenders and community partners more time to work with small businesses to submit their applications, while also ensuring that larger PPP-eligible businesses will still have plenty of time to apply for and receive support before the application deadline.
For more information about the program and how to apply, click here.
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