We were thrilled to recognize the following for their support of 4C for Children and commitment to helping local children and families have the very best quality early education opportunities possible.
Anchor Fluid Power
Philanthropic partner, loyal volunteer and supporter of 4C for Children’s mission.
Anchor Fluid Power, a longtime 4C for Children philanthropic partner and corporate volunteer, has a legacy of service to the Greater Cincinnati community. Committing the time, talent and resources of its executive leadership, Anchor provides critical support to local agencies that support children and families. These partnerships and support were formalized and deepened through the creation of the Anchor for Hope foundation in 2019.
Through their annual support of 4C for Children’s and their personal fundraising events, Anchor has donated more than $50,000 to the agency, in addition to generous investments made by members of Anchor’s executive leadership. Beyond their financial investment, Anchor has provided more than 200 hours of volunteer leadership with the 4C for Children Board of Trustees and subcommittees. Their corporate culture of service ripples across the local community with partnerships that include Ronald McDonald House, New Path and David Orphanage Center in Cambodia.
Director of the 5-star rated Ally Child Care Center and advocate of quality child care.
Anna has worked as an early childhood educator since graduating from Sinclair Community College in 2012 with a degree in early childhood education. She started her career as a lead teacher in a Pre-K classroom, eventually becoming director of Ally Child Care Center in 2021. In just 10 months, Anna led Ally Child Care Center to a 5-star rating in Ohio’s Step Up To Quality rating system.
The center’s mission is to create a love of learning so children become lifelong learners and Anna works to fulfill that mission by creating the most engaging and positive environment for children, families and her team. Led by Anna’s example, staff build strong and engaged relationships with families through consistent communication and by always going the extra mile. Anna lives in the Dayton region with her husband, Dustin, and children, Anthony and Kaitlyn.
Owner and director of a newly opened, 3-star rated family child care program.
Kimberlyn Fadare began her career in education as a teacher’s assistant in a kindergarten classroom where she saw children who were struggling and needed extra help. This motivated her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in classroom intervention and eventually a master’s in montessori education. She taught in Dayton Public Schools for more than 30 years and continues to serve as a mentor. She retired from DPS in 2015 but returned to teaching at Steam Academy and St. Benedict the Moor Catholic School where she taught science and social studies.
Kimberlyn’s first love of primary education motivated her to open a child care program. The now 3-star Step Up To Quality rated Uniquely Diz-ains Family Daycare opened its doors in 2020. The child care program and its services are guided by her motto: Each child is uniquely designed by God. Kimberlyn resides in Dayton.
Children’s book author, early childhood educator, curriculum designer and educator supporter.
Dr. Christine Gibson is an educator, innovative thinker, education coach and children’s book author. She has a passion for instructing children and improving the education process through developing specialized curriculum and individualized instruction. Her early childhood career has included working as a Head Start teacher and lead teacher in a child care program. She holds degrees in early childhood education and liberal studies as well as a master’s in multicultural special education. She obtained her doctorate in Early Childhood Education in 2020.
Dr. Gibson is the founder and CEO of Continuous Growth Educational Services LLC. She has partnered with Dream Builders University as executive director of curriculum and instruction where she has created professional development plans, curriculums and teacher’s guides. Dr. Gibson believes if children knew the greatness that they possess, as well as their own unique talents, they would be unstoppable on their journey to being great. Dr. Gibson resides in Cincinnati.