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Quality child care in Kentucky receives a boost!

December 14, 2015

Child care providers in Kentucky received welcome news last week when now former Gov. Steve Beshear announced a $15 million increase in funds to strengthen child care for low-income working parents in Kentucky over the next two years. “This is a huge win for children, parents, child care providers and ...

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4C for Children's Central Office is moving to Norwood!

November 16, 2015

On Monday, Nov. 30, 4C for Children’s Cincinnati office will have a new address. The agency’s central office is moving to the third floor of an office building located on Sherman Avenue in Norwood, part of the larger Central Parke business complex. The agency’s mailing address after Nov. 30 will ...

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Aiken New Tech wins 2015 4C Youth Award

November 11, 2015

The children living in Largo, a remote village in Sierra Leone, once attended school in a building constructed of bamboo and banana leaves and were taught by teachers who were paid with rice and vegetables. That was before the students at Cincinnati's Aiken New Tech High School heard about their ...

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4C names 2015 Champions for Children

September 25, 2015

4C for Children has named Leslie Maloney and Pamela Page-Boykins as the 2015 Champions for Children. “Each of these women has worked tirelessly to help our children bloom,” says Vanessa Freytag, 4C president/CEO. Leslie Maloney is a member of the Cincinnati Preschool Promise steering committee and vice president and education ...

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Children, families better prepared for kindergarten thanks to 4C readiness programs

September 21, 2015

More than 200 kindergarten children and their parents in 10 Cincinnati Public Schools were better equipped when school started this year thanks to school readiness events facilitated by 4C for Children throughout August. For the third straight year Lisa Garofalo, 4C for Children’s school and community manager, has worked with ...

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Play & Learn: Kindergarten Readiness Program Launches

September 14, 2015

Beginning in September, 4C for Children Play & Learn groups in nine Ohio and Kentucky communities will welcome children—and the adults who care for them—to come and play! The target audience for these biweekly Play & Learn groups are young children (birth to age 5) not in formal child care ...

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4C chosen as finalist by Transform Cincinnati initiative

September 4, 2015

As one of six finalists in the Transform Cincinnati initiative, 4C for Children is positioned to present its “big idea” for a down payment on the Cincinnati Preschool Promise (CPP) on Sept. 30. Transform Cincinnati is an initiative focused on matching passionate community investors and funders with organizations, projects and ...

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Deadline for 4C youth award applications approaching

September 2, 2015

4C for Children will once again honor "Champions for Children: The Next Generation" with its fifth annual youth award.This award celebrates a high school project led and implemented by students in grades 9-12 who are taking action on behalf of the children of our community—locally or abroad. "The goal," says ...

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Choosing child care: A Northern Kentucky focus

August 31, 2015

Julie Witten, director of 4C Kentucky Services, wrote this column which was published in the Community Recorder newspapers. Selecting a reliable and quality child care program can be overwhelming. With more than 200 licensed child care programs in Northern Kentucky to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start.But ...

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4C names new president/CEO

June 4, 2015

The 4C for Children Board of Trustees has named Vanessa Freytag, a well-known Cincinnati advocate for women and girls, as the agency’s new president/CEO. Freytag will replace Sallie Westheimer, who is retiring June 30 after 35 years leading the agency. The 4C Board of Trustees affirmed Freytag as the new ...

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4C helps promote reading, school readiness

May 28, 2015

Through a partnership with 4C for Children and WCPO, the students at Sayler Park Elementary School received a surprise at the end of the school year: two new books to help them continue reading over the summer.4C, a Community Learning Center (CLC) partner with Sayler Park School and nine other ...

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First call for high school youth award applications

May 19, 2015

4C for Children will once again honor "Champions for Children: The Next Generation" with its fifth 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 with possible ...

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New trustees elected to 4C for Children Board

May 13, 2015

Four new members were elected to 4C for Children's Board of Trustees at the agency's May 4 annual meeting. They join 21 continuing members of the board to help further 4C efforts to support the adults who care for young children and to advocate for public support for quality early ...

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2014 annual report now available!

May 11, 2015

Toward a Bright Future! That’s the focus of the 4C for Children 2014 annual report. 4C made a difference in the lives of over 190,000 children in 2014 by educating and supporting the adults who care for them—at home and in child care centers, preschools and family child care homes. ...

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Choose 4C for Children When You Shop!

April 27, 2015

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. This link ...

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4C accepts Read Or Pie Challenge

April 21, 2015

4C for Children accepted the challenge from the Strive Partnership to participate in the Read Or Pie Challenge. The Read or Pie Challenge is an effort to raise awareness about the Read On! Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the goal of which is to ensure that every child in Cincinnati and ...

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New online course for everyone who reads to young children!

March 19, 2015

4C’s first online learning course to offer something for parents as well as early childhood professionals is now available. “While 'Reading With Young Children' was developed primarily for early childhood professionals, it has a lot to offer any parent or grandparent who values reading aloud to children,” says Terri ...

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Sallie Westheimer to retire from 4C for Children

February 4, 2015

After 44 years of passionate service to local children and 35 years of committed leadership as the chief executive officer of 4C for Children, Sallie Westheimer will retire June 30. The 4C Board of Trustees has selected a search firm to conduct the search for a new president/CEO. Link to ...

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Enquirer polls readers on Preschool Promise

January 12, 2015

4C for Children is very committed to bringing the Preschool Promise to Cincinnati. We recommend this article from the Enquirer editorial board published Sunday, Jan. 11, and encouarge you to express your views at the end: Preschool for all in 2015? (Photo: The Enquirer/Leigh Taylor)

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