4C for Children has been laser-focused on comprehensively supporting our providers through the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to ensure that our community preserves the child care seats that serve children from low-income families. To make this happen, we launched the Child Care Restart Campaign to provide programs with the resources and support they need to keep their doors open.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, 4C for Children was able to provide, from July 1-Sept. 30:
528 financial assistance grants to providers serving approximately 5,230 children from low-income families
208 free trainings, focused on new state guidelines, sanitation protocols, childhood trauma and more, to 3,059 child care providers
2,228 hours of personalized, step-by-step coaching and support to 694 child care programs by 31 4C coaches
Why This Matters
The essential role of child care has been elevated now more than ever as early childhood professionals have responded to the ongoing pandemic.
Child care programs are facing barriers and challenges that are jeopardizing their continued operation in our community, such as:
Navigating the new requirements and challenges during the pandemic
Increased expenses reconfiguring their space to meet new health and safety requirements
Financial losses due to mandates reducing group sizes, which means serving fewer children with the same level of staffing