Tuesday, September 8
Register for the 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference Today!

Registration for the annual conference for all early childhood professionals across Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley is now open!

This year's virtual conference experience will feature:
  • Internationally known keynote speakers
  • Interactive breakout sessions
  • Virtual networking opportunities with your peers and exhibitors
  • And fun surprises throughout!

You can build your conference agenda to match your own scheduling and professional development needs. Attend a session for each time slot, or only a few throughout the three days—whatever works for you.

Receive up to 10.5 hours of Ohio Approved credit for the discounted cost of $30! Register today!
Congratulations Step Up To Quality Rated Programs!

Congratulations! As we're on the other side of the September 1, 2020, deadline for Ohio child care providers to become Step Up To Quality rated, we're thrilled to report that 4,400 child care providers in Ohio are now Step Up To Quality rated!

We are proud of all the child care providers in our region who have pushed through many barriers on their journey to a Step Up To Quality rating over the past few years--especially over the last months as the pandemic impacted all our lives.

Your commitment to quality care for children across the Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio has been awe inspiring. The families of our region depend on you, and you stepped up for our most vulnerable children. Thank you!

We are still in your corner, ready to help with your Step Up To Quality goals. Whether you need an initial rating, or want to increase, 4C for Children coaches are here for you!
Mid-Week Meetup
Free virtual coaching sessions for family child care providers and center-based administrators are held each week via Zoom.

Wednesday, Sept. 2
1-3 p.m.
Join us to discuss this week's topic: A panel of program administrators will discuss supporting School-Age virtual learning and thoughts on ratios.

Updates From the Field
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Facial Coverings for Transitional Pandemic Child Care
Download this document for guidance from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) on the use of masks in child care.
4C for Children is a local nonprofit organization that supports everyone who cares for young children by educating child care professionals, helping families find child care and offering parent resources.