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New trustees elected to 4C for Children Board

May 11, 2017

Three new members were elected to 4C for Children's Board of Trustees at the agency's May 8 board meeting. They join 20 continuing members of the board who are helping further 4C's efforts to support the adults who care for young children and to advocate for public support for quality ...

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Child ASQ

ASQ: ‘A great help to this first-time mom’

May 9, 2017

When Tricia discovered that her happy, healthy 9-month old baby had a slight developmental delay, she was surprised. Her daughter seemed to be achieving developmental milestones such as mimicking different sounds and babbling “mama” and “dada,” recognizing strangers, crawling and beginning to pull herself up to a standing position. After ...

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Blended Family

Succeeding As A Blended Family

May 3, 2017

It wasn’t so long ago a typical family was described as a mom and dad with 2.5 children. Now there are so many more possible family types, including “blended families.” Today 4 in 10 new marriages include at least one partner who was married before, so adults and children are ...

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Myrita Craig

Working everyday to create better outcomes for our children

May 2, 2017

Dr. Peter Margolis and Myrita Craig have a shared passion for working to create better outcomes for children in the community and to move the needle on issues that impact the holistic wellness of children—both in their professional lives and through their community involvement. As a professor of pediatrics and ...

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Parent Source April

Single parenting: The challenges and the joys!

April 3, 2017

Single parent. The phrase may conjure up many images in our minds, perhaps of a young mother with children who may be struggling to balance the demands of solo parenting. While that can be the reality in many cases, the face of single parenting has changed in recent years. There ...

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Parent Source March 2017

Helping Children Gain Independence

February 28, 2017

If you ask most parents what they ultimately want to see when they look at their grown children, the common response is that the children become competent adults who are self sufficient, no longer relying on their parents for physical support. Children’s quest for independence begins in infancy and grows ...

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Play Learn Dayton

Kindergarten Readiness Program Expands to Dayton

February 28, 2017

4C for Children's Play & Learn groups are expanding into the Dayton Metro region beginning March 17. The new Dayton group will meet at the Trotwood Branch of the Dayton Metro Library on the first and third Friday of every month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. "We are excited to ...

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Parent Source Feb 2017

What's Your Love Language?

January 31, 2017

February is the month many of us celebrate the love we have for others by giving cards, candy, and flowers. Did you know there are many different ways we can express our love and many ways others can receive our love? Gary Chapman, the author of The Five Love Languages ...

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Lisa Babb

4C Hires Strategic Director for Quality Programs

January 30, 2017

Lisa Babb of Springboro, Ohio, has been hired as the strategic director for quality programs in 4C for Children's Miami Valley office located in Dayton. Among the tasks Babb will be responsible for in her new position include developing a strategic vision and plan for quality early childhood programming, identifying ...

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Sallie Westheimer

Former 4C President/CEO Appointed to Preschool Promise Board

January 26, 2017

Sallie Westheimer, former president/CEO of 4C for Children, is one of 15 parents, educators, preschool providers, business leaders and community leaders named to the board of directors that will lead the implementation of the Preschool Promise in Cincinnati. Westheimer retired in 2015 after 35 years of leading 4C for Children. ...

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Quality Family Time

Resolve to Spend Quality Time as a Family

January 5, 2017

The winter holidays provide opportunities for families to get together with extended family members, make time for special outings or engage in favorite holiday traditions. It's also a time when parents are able to spend extra time with children who are home from school on winter break. The new year ...

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