Read our weekly update for Northern Kentucky Child Care Providers, from April 17, 2020.
Information About 4C for Children Virtual Training
4C for Children has developed virtual training to help meet your professional development needs. Please note: All sessions we are currently offering are full but we will let you know when new sessions become available.
For those registered for upcoming training, please keep the following in mind:
- You have to attend to get credit. That means if you do not log into the training at the scheduled start time, you will not receive credit.
- Virtual sessions are live and interactive. There is no recording available after the training is held.
- The number of participants in each training is capped to give participants the best experience and individual attention.
- Please be considerate and let us know if you can’t attend a training that you have registered for so we can fill that spot with another provider who wants to attend. Demand for training is high.
- Training is held using Zoom, a free app you can download here. You will receive a meeting link in your email prior to each training so please make sure your email is accurate in the registry.
Invest in Self-Care
Social distancing and sheltering have dramatically changed personal and professional lives and brought on a whole new set of stressors for everyone. Take a 15-minute break from these stressors each Friday with Maria Gehl, an internationally recognized leader in mindfulness in early childhood. She will host guided weekly mindfulness sessions on Fridays at 12 p.m. exploring simple yet effective techniques to use throughout each day to manage stress and anxiety. Click here to register for the ZERO TO THREE webinar.
Speak Up for Child Care
The next COVID-19 relief package debate is happening in the U.S Congress. Take a minute to let your voice be heard in support of prioritizing child care funding in all recovery and stimulus efforts. Child Care Aware of America is leading the effort to have Congress invest at least $50 billion in child care through these relief packages. Make your voice heard today! Read more about the importance of supporting child care in upcoming relief packages in this Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence blog.
Small Business Grant Opportunity
The U.S. Chamber is partnering with Vistaprint to provide $5,000 grants to U.S. small employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Save Small Business Fund is part of a nationwide effort to address small business owners’ immediate needs, lessen the impact of closures and job losses, and support the long-term help the small business community needs for recovery. Grant applications open on Monday, April 20. For more information, click here.
NKY Child Care Center Chats Each Week
Each week a virtual chat webinar for Northern Kentucky child care providers is held from 1-2 p.m. Hosted by United Way of Greater Cincinnati Success by 6 and 4C for Children, this is an opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers in real time. You can find a link to the coming week’s webinar on the MyPre-K Facebook page.
Need Help Navigating?
To reach the Department of Child Care (DCC) please use the following email addresses:
- Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP): CCAPProviderPayments@ky.gov
- National Background Check Program: CHFSDCCNBCP@ky.gov
- Professional Development (Training): DCCPDStaff@ky.gov
- KY All-STARS: KYallstars@ky.gov
For Limited Duration Center inquires, contact the Division of Regulated Child Care at 502-564-7962 or visit https://chfs.ky.gov/Pages/cyres.aspx.
If you have additional support, please contact 4C for Children staff and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.