June 2019
This Month's Hot Topic 
Building Your Parenting Village
Parenting is wonderful and rewarding, but it's also hard. To navigate through some of the difficult times, you need the support of other parents who are struggling with some of the same issues. It's important to build your own village that's filled with a network of other families you can turn to so you can do your best for your family. Where can you find this support? 

Parenting Supports 
Learn Through Play Daily Activities: June
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the June 2019 calendar:
Connecting Families With Child Care
4C for Children specialists are available to help with your child care search! If you call us or email us, our trained specialists will work with you to identify specific needs and do a customized search, even for hard-to-find care. The service includes contacting child care providers that meet your search criteria and then providing you with a list of providers who have vacancies and might meet your needs. Equipped with that information, you can then meet with and hopefully select the child care program that works for your family. Contact us today!

Family Resources 
Summer reading programs!
Read with your children every day throughout the summer! Check out this list and discover local library summer reading programs:
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Taking a Look at Early Childhood in NKY
The Northern Kentucky Tribune is working with community agencies in Northern Kentucky to showcase what is happening around education in the region. Read this article for more information on the importance of early childhood and resources for families to help prepare your child for kindergarten!

Helping your child learn everyday!
Discover free online resources 
There are many online resources available to help you enhance your child's learning experiences. For example, 4C's website features Learning Every Day activities like the one below, and United Way features Born Learning tools on its website. Both can help you learn more about developmental milestones and so much more!

What if every child in our community had access to the very best care and education----right from the beginning? 4C for Children is leading the way toward that future for our community. For more than 45 years, the nonprofit agency has been giving the youngest kids a strong start in life----by supporting everyone who cares for them. For parents and caregivers----whether working or stay-at-home----4C helps navigate child care options and parenting supports. 4C believes that when a child gets a solid foundation in those crucial early years, they'll be successful throughout their life. Find quality child care, child development resources and more at 4cforchildren.org/parents.
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