A monthly resource for early childhood professionals in Northern Kentucky
August 29, 2019
Is your CDA credential expired?
CDA Renewal Amnesty Program in 2020!
From Jan. 1 through March 31, 2020, the Council for Professional Recognition will offer a limited-time CDA Renewal Amnesty Program. This program will give anyone with a CDA credential expiration date as far back as Jan. 1, 2010, an opportunity to complete the renewal process and make their credential active again.

All applications and payments ($125) must be submitted online by March 31, 2020. Per the Council, no exceptions or extensions will be granted.

The following eligibility rules apply:
  • Have an expiration date as far back as Jan. 1, 2010
  • Meet all current renewal requirements
You can apply online using YourCouncil (click here to learn how to access your account)

The Council encourages that you allow yourself enough time to obtain the requirements needed to take advantage of this limited-time opportunity. Visit the Council's CDA Renewal Amnesty Program web page to download helpful resources and keep up-to-date on resources that are available.

Have questions? Need help understanding the requirements or obtaining training? 4C CDA specialists can help you get ready to take advantage of this offer. Contact Andrea Heil at 859-547-5087 or email cda@4cforchildren.org today! 
We want to honor YOU!
Early childhood award nominations open         
4C for Children has created the following awards to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of young children and families:

The June Sciarra Early Childhood Leadership Award is presented annually to one child care program administrator for outstanding service on behalf of young children and families.

The Early Childhood Educator Award recognizes an educator who impacts children on a daily basis. This includes those who work directly with children in the following settings: family child care programs, preschool programs (public or private), child care centers, school-age programs, or Head Start.

Both awards will be presented during the October 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference. The June Sciarra Award will be celebrated on Oct. 25 and the Early Childhood Award will be presented on Oct. 26, 2019.

The deadline for nominations for both awards is Sept. 3. Have a coworker, parent, teacher or community representative nominate you, or you may nominate yourself. Visit our website for more information about the award criteria and to find nomination forms.  

Don't forget to register for the 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference, presented by Positive Leaps, Oct. 25-26, at the Sharonville Convention Center.
Two Early Education Agencies Unite  
4C for Children has successfully partnered with Cincinnati Early Learning Centers (CELC) and Children, Inc., on early childhood programs over the years that support families and children in the region. On Aug. 23, these two early childhood organizations announced they will merge and form a new agency, Learning Grove.

Having access to the right resources is critical to any professional's success. Browse the resources from the Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood website and download resources you need. Are you looking for more information on Kentucky Strengthening Families, All STARS, or lesson plan formats? You can find these items and much more at this website. 
Save these dates
Sept. 3: Early bird pricing deadline for the 4C Conference!  
Sept. 20: Deadline to apply for Developing Early Childhood Leaders, taking place in Cincinnati in 2020 

Oct. 25-26: 4C Leadership and Early Childhood Conference at the Sharonville Convention Center
About Us
4C for Children offers training and coaching for teachers, administrators, and family child care providers at all levels. 4C believes that when a child gets a solid foundation in those crucial early years, they'll be successful throughout their life.
Learn how to achieve a quality rating for your program, find new professional development opportunities and more at 4cforchildren.org/providers.