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Critical early childhood funding signed into law

November 19, 2014

On Nov. 17, Congress passed the final legislation to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Two days later the President signed this bipartisan bill. This federal law provides for child care assistance to low-income working families and provides resources for the states to improve the quality of ...

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St. Xavier High School 'Big Buddies' win 2014 Champions for Children: the Next Generation Award

November 5, 2014

St. Xavier High School’s Big Buddies project, which involves nearly 100 students in providing positive male role models and emphasizing the importance of education to underserved boys at area Boys & Girls Clubs, is the winner of 4C for Children's fourth annual Champions for Children: the Next Generation Award. During ...

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New online tool for finding child care now available

October 15, 2014

"Searching for quality child care in Ohio just got easier!" says Carolyn Brinkmann, director of parent services at 4C for Children, a child care resource and referral agency serving 15 Ohio counties. The reason: the new Ohio Child Care Finder now available on the 4C website at www.4cforchildren.org/findcare. "This new ...

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4C names 2014 Champions for Children

September 17, 2014

4C will honor three "champions" for their work ensuring bright futures for children in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. This year's Champions for Children Celebration will be held January 24, 2015, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The 2014 honorees are: Kay Geiger, longtime supporter of children ...

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Local family child care provider first in Ohio to receive a quality rating

September 8, 2014

Kisha Tyree, a Montgomery County family child care provider since 2007, is the first Type B provider in the State of Ohio to receive a Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rating. Type B providers are licensed to care for up to six children, and about 25 percent of all children ...

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Final call for high school youth award applications

September 2, 2014

4C for Children will once again honor "Champions for Children: The Next Generation" with its fourth annual youth award. The deadline for applications is Oct. 17, 2014. This award celebrates a high school project led and implemented by students in grades 9-12 who are taking action on behalf of the ...

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New funding supports kindergarten readiness in Northern Kentucky

August 29, 2014

Thanks to a collaboration with the Campbell/Grant/Kenton County Community Early Childhood Council, 4C received funding to implement projects supporting kindergarten readiness in Northern Kentucky. This funding comes from the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood. One project involves implementing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire in child care programs throughout Northern ...

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Preschool teachers take learning outside!

August 13, 2014

4C for Children, in partnership with the Cincinnati Nature Center and The Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center at the University of Cincinnati, provided a unique learning opportunity for early care and education teachers to deepen their understanding of incorporating nature and the outdoors into their programs. Angie ...

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CDA Scholarship Fund honors memory of Susan Boydston

July 30, 2014

Susan Hathaway Boydston, a passionate supporter of young children and quality early education and care, died earlier this month. Her family has agreed to have 4C for Children establish a Susan Hathaway Boydston Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for the Child Development Associate (CDA) preparation course. The CDA course ...

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Lois Rosenthal, Champion for Children, dies at 75

July 24, 2014

In the many tributes that have followed the July 20 death of Lois Rosenthal, she has been called many things: arts patron, philanthropist, community volunteer. But 4C will always remember her as a “Champion for Children.” She and husband Dick were honored together as Champions for Children by 4C in ...

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Stranahan grant awarded to 4C

July 23, 2014

The national Stranahan Foundation has awarded 4C for Children a grant of $606,000 over three years to expand its learning circle model for professional development through a combination of training and coaching. 4C believes this model is the next best thing for improving the quality in early childhood programs. The ...

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4C, ThinkTV/CET and ReadySetSoar encourage parents to reach for the stars!

July 7, 2014

4C for Children has partnered with ThinkTV/CET and ReadySetSoar to raise awareness about the State of Ohio's newly-expanded Step Up To Quality rating system for preschool and child care programs. This promotional spot, to be run on ThinkTV/CET stations, was created thanks to a grant from the Frank M. Tait ...

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United Way supports outreach to family, friend and neighbor caregivers

June 25, 2014

4C for Children is reaching out to support the family, friends and neighbors who provide informal child care to young children so that parents can work—thanks to a grant from the Clinton County United Way. “We know there is a large percentage of working parents in Clinton County who use ...

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4C named among Enquirer Media Top Workplaces

June 17, 2014

4C for Children is included in the the list of 100 "Top Workplaces in Greater Cincinnati" published in the June 15 Cincinnati Enquirer. This is the first time 4C has participated in this competition. The Top Workplaces are determined solely by employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, ...

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New trustees, chair elected to 4C for Children Board

June 9, 2014

Six new trustees were elected at 4C for Children's annual meeting in May. Diane Jordan-Grizzard, director of strategic talent management at BHDP Architecture and resident of Roselawn, was elected chair of the 4C Board of Trustees. The following new members joined 20 continuing members on the 4C Board: Zamaris Geleszinski, ...

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First Call For Youth Award Nominations

May 13, 2014

4C for Children will once again honor "Champions for Children: The Next Generation" with its fourth annual youth award. "Now is the time to think about who would be a good honoree," says Karen Hurley, 4C's VP for communications, "and to spread the word by sharing this email and to ...

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2013 Annual Report Now Available!

May 6, 2014

In 2013, kindergarten readiness was a key focus of so many of our initiatives and ongoing programs. Read the results of these initiatives, recognition of the donors and volunteers who made supported 4C in our online annual report!

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Choose 4C for Children When You Shop!

April 29, 2014

Did you know that you can support 4C for Children and the families and children we serve by the shopping you already do? Kroger Community Rewards and AmazonSmile allow you to designate a portion of your purchases to 4C--at no cost to you. But you must take action. By clicking ...

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Kinship Cafés—a new twist on Parent Cafés.

April 21, 2014

More and more grandparents and other relatives are raising children whose parents are unable to care for them. In partnership with The Kinship Navigator Program, run by Butler County Help Me Grow, 4C kicked off Kinship Cafés—a new version of the highly successful Parent Cafés that 4C has offered for ...

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