We are grateful to share with you that the future of Step Up To Quality is bright! The State of Ohio budget process has concluded, and some of the changes that had originally been proposed that would have dismantled SUTQ have been removed from the state’s budget. The requirement for those that serve children receiving state assistance to obtain a Step Up To Quality rating will remain in place. Read More about State of Ohio Budget Update: Good news! »
The 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference will take place Oct. 22-23 and will offer two attendance options: in-person or virtual. Read More about Conference Keynote Speaker Drew Dudley Returns! »
4C for Children Coaches are here for you! We are here to support you as you walk through your child care journey…if you are just starting out or if you are seeking to increase your Step Up To Quality rating. Join us for a virtual session! Read More about Coaching Corner: July 2021 Sessions »
Catch up on the basics with some Health & Safety Training for child care providers in July. Read More about Health and Safety Training in July 2021 »
The future of Step Up To Quality—and the ripple effect it has had over the past 10 years on the growth and stabilization of our community’s educational and economic infrastructure—is at risk. Read More about Act Now to Save SUTQ! »
Calling all Southwest Ohio and Miami Valley family child care providers to our “Family Child Care Connections” virtual monthly meeting! Read More about Family Child Care Connections: June Meeting »
Today, the future of Step Up To Quality—and helping children get that best possible educational foundation—is at risk. The changes to Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) and other state support for child care in the current version of the State of Ohio Budget will reduce the number of programs able to participate in SUTQ.
The investment in quality child care has changed the game for more than 24,000 children in Southwest Ohio and Miami Valley whose families are receiving state assistance for child care. Read More about 24,000 Children in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley Need Your Voice »
We know that marketing your child care program to families can feel like an enormous task. 4C for Children’s new Child Care Program Portal is now available to make sharing your program information easier than ever! Read More about Market Your Child Care Program to New Families »
4C for Children is partnering with organizations across the state such as Groundwork Ohio, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Montgomery County Preschool Promise, and many others, to share the following message: Read More about Advocacy Alert: Make Your Voice Heard »
“Playing together in nature is as much about us as it is about the child. Children get to celebrate and be themselves, while we are reminded of our inner child—the essence of who we are.” —Nicolette Sowder
June is National Great Outdoors Month. The benefits children reap through playing outdoors is endless!
Read More about Your Family In The Great Outdoors! »