Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, April 16, 2020.
Limited-time virtual training opportunities presented by 4C for Children are now available. These sessions are Ohio Approved, free and feature live instruction.
Please note this important information about the virtual training offered by 4C for Children:
- Training is for child care providers in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley that includes the following counties: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren.
- 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 cappedto 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.
We have additional spots open in previously closed sessions in ALL upcoming training. To see all the virtual training opportunities we are currently offering, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help: 800-256-1296 x1301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invest in Self-Care
As we find ourselves in a strange new time, taking care of ourselves first is critical so we can care for families and children. In a recent webinar, Holly Elissa shares practical tips on how to talk about the feelings that come with traumatic experiences and how to build trust with colleagues, families and children in an authentic way. Click here to listen to the webinar.
Speak Up for Child Care
The next relief package debate is happening in the U.S. 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!
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.
Pandemic Child Care Licensees
Removal from the Pandemic Child Care List
If you have been approved as a Pandemic Child Care Program and now wish not to provide pandemic care, email a request to ODJFS.
Need Help Navigating?
We know all the changes that are happening can be overwhelming and confusing. You can find additional information on the ODJFS website, at the ODJFS help desk or by calling 1-877-302-2347.
If you cannot reach someone at ODJFS, contact us and we will do our best to get you the information you need:
- Email: coaching @4cforchildren.org
- Southwest Ohio: 513-758-1334
- Miami Valley: 937-723-1334
You can also visit our website for the latest information about state requirements and other guidelines.