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Special Friday Evening Events Planned for 4C Conference

August 31, 2017

Fostering resiliency in children means teaching coping skills that will help them through life's ups and downs and this begins by fostering resiliency in yourself. Most of your days are spent taking care of others----children, family or your program. But you can't do those things successfully if you don't take ...

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Play And Learn

4C Play & Learn Program Expands Again!

August 30, 2017

The 4C for Children Play & Learn program is expanding to four new Ohio and Kentucky communities. Parents and children living in Dayton, Ky., and Hamilton, Eaton and Xenia, Ohio, will now have access to the program that helps promote learning through play and exploration. Currently 4C facilitates 18 groups ...

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Helping Kids Get Kindergarten Ready, One Child Care Provider at a Time

August 14, 2017

On a cold winter morning, Missy Harris walks into a room of preschoolers celebrating a birthday. She’s greeted by a multitude of hands covered with red icing reaching out for hugs. She gathers them up and laughs. “Welcome to a typical day for a child care provider,” she says.As director ...

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2016Annualreportcnp

Building Healthy Habits, One Child at a Time

August 7, 2017

“Where does milk come from?”“A cup.”Children in Angela Lyshe-Thierry’s neighborhood don’t meet many cows or get to observe fields that grow the produce they eat being plowed, planted and harvested. There isn’t even a neighborhood grocery store where they can go to see a colorful variety of fresh fruits and ...

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Encourage Perseverance

Teaching Your Child Not to Quit

August 2, 2017

How many times have you heard your child say, "This is too hard" or "I can't do it"? Have you seen your child become frustrated and give up on a task or activity because he can't figure it out? Perseverance is the willingness to keep on trying. Teaching and encouraging ...

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Breaking Down Child Care Barriers, One Family at a Time

August 1, 2017

A gift from heaven.That’s how U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Christine Carter of Dayton describes having a child care provider in place to care for her special needs son and give respite to her family.“It’s so hard to find someone who you can trust to watch your special needs child,” ...

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