spacer20 4C for Children 4C for Children - the pioneering leader, advocate and resource
for high-quality early education and care
in Southwest Ohio, the Miami Valley and Northern Kentucky.

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4C for Children

Ensure a bright future for our community's children—
and our community!

A message from 4C's president and CEO

Sallie WestheimerNinety percent of a child’s brain develops before age 3! This means that what happens before a child even enters kindergarten is critical in determining how that child will learn once in school and succeed in later life. And a majority of children in our community spend time in child care settings during these formative years.

That is why 4C for Children has been working since 1972 to raise the quality of care available in child care centers, preschool programs and family child care homes—and to help working parents find and choose quality care. But we need your support.

Please become a 'champion for children' and support 4C’s mission to ensure that all children have positive early learning experiences and a foundation that prepares them for success in school and in life. Make an online gift today!

Over 169,255 children were positively impacted this past year by 4C’s services to parents and child care providers!

The families and children of our community are counting on 4C—and you! Please be generous!

Thank you!
Sallie Westheimer

Sallie Westheimer

Make an online donation to ensure a bright future for our community's children!
Or download a form to print and mail your donation.


Did you know that 4C . . .

  • assists over 5,500 families of all income levels each year to find and choose quality child care?
  • enrolls almost 24,000 child care providers annually in workshops on child development and appropriate learning activities for each age and stage?
  • supports hundreds of early education and care programs in 40 counties in achieving state quality ratings—which mean lower adult-child ratios, better educated staff and stimulating learning environments for children?
  • advocates for families and young children at the local, state and federal level? 

For more, see 4C's Annual report