Annetta Rutland is 4C for Children’s walking historian. Not because she is an avid reader of history but because she has lived and contributed to that history over the past 40 years as an employee—a rare accomplishment in today’s world where the average employee changes jobs every five years. Read More about Annetta Rutland Celebrates 40 Years With 4C »
Family child care providers have another tool at their disposal to help them earn a Step Up To Quality rating!
The One-Star Tool for Family Child Care (www.4cforchildren.org/getmystar) is now live on the 4C for Children website. It offers the opportunity for unrated child care professionals to independently navigate the steps needed to apply for a one-star Step Up To Quality rating. Read More about A New Tool to Help Achieve SUTQ Goals »
Every child should have access to books.
That’s a core belief of Alex and Hannah Laman and it’s what led them to found Adopt A Book, a local nonprofit organization that works to ensure children in need have access to books—and have books of their own. Read More about Loveland sophomores receive Champions for Children: The Next Generation Award »
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 about Let’s Talk About Kindergarten »
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 about Child Care and The Cliff Effect with Vanessa Freytag »
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 about 4C receives grant from L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation »
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 about Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program Rate Changes »
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 about 4C for Children receives grant from Vectren Foundation »