The COVID-19 health emergency is impacting all our lives, especially those families with young children. In this weekly newsletter we will connect you with the most recent information about child care options, learning at home activities for children, emotional support resources for you and your children and more. Here is our newsletter from June 3, 2020.
Help Finding Child Care
Child care programs in Ohio were permitted to re-open May 31. All programs must operate under reduced ratios and follow strict cleaning and handwashing protocols.
Our specialists are available to help the best we can during this time. Check out this interactive map to search for care in your area. Reach out to us if you need assistance finding care.
Update Your Case With Your Local JFS
Do you receive publicly funded child care? Need to update your case? The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services recently shared this message: If you’ve changed providers or need to update your case, please contact your local JFS agency. Through July 31, any changes to your qualifying activity (work, school, etc.) won’t negatively affect your case. To find contact info for your local agency visit jfs.ohio.gov/county
Talking About Race With Young Children
We at 4C for Children stand in solidarity with our community working for change to the systemic racism that is part of the experience of being African American in the United States.
We all have a responsibility to teach children, not only how to be successful academically but, as was quoted in our agency statement linked above, to “succeed as citizens of the human race who place gentleness, kindness and love above race, ethnicity and politics.”
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the June 2020 calendar:
- Learn Through Play Calendar: Infant
- Learn Through Play Calendar: Toddler
- Learn Through Play Calendar: Preschool
Vroom: Creating Brain-Building Moments
Tap into Vroom resources and check out the tips and activities tailored to your 0 to 5-year-old child. You’ll not only learn to turn everyday activities into brain building opportunities, but you and your child will have lots of fun along the way!