Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, April 20, 2020.
Additional Training Seats Added
Did you see a training for this month that you were interested in but registration was full? Check back now because we’ve reopened all our previously scheduled trainings to allow more registrations.
These sessions are Ohio Approved, free and feature live instruction. Please note: Training is for child care providers in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley in the following counties: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren.
For more information about 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Afterschool Professionals
It’s Afterschool Professional Appreciation Week from April 20-24! Take some time this week to celebrate and recognize those who work with young people during out-of-school hours.
Find ideas about how to celebrate those who offer this care and a toolkit to help you implement those ideas here.
Taking Care of Yourself
Child Care Aware of America is offering the following webinars this week:
- EarlyEdU Special Edition Webinar: Mindfulness: A Resilience Practice
Tuesday, April 21, 2 p.m. | Not Ohio Approved
Learn mindfulness practices that can build teacher resilience and reduce stress to optimize effectiveness as early childhood educators. Click here to register.
- Comprehensive Self-Care for Educators Webinar
Wednesday, April 22, 2 p.m. | Not Ohio Approved
Learn about “comprehensive self-care,” which centers on five interconnected aspects of well-being: physical, emotional, social, community and purpose. You’ll explore the science of well-being and receive practical tips to nurture your mind and body. Click here to register.
4C for Children Conference Is Coming!
Mark your calendars for Oct. 23-24 for the 4C for Children annual Leadership and Early Childhood Conference. We are committed to providing you with quality professional development opportunities at this year’s conference, although we don’t yet know if we will gather together in a physical place like we have in the past or if we’ll need to get creative and find an alternative method to deliver the conference. We’ll let you know in the coming months as more details are confirmed.
Pandemic Child Care Liscensees
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.