Monday, October 26
4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference: Thank You Participants!

We are incredibly grateful to all who made our first virtual 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference a success! During this time of physical distancing, it was comforting to come together online and connect, learn from each other and re-charge for the months to come.

You can view some of the conference moments on social media using the hashtag #4CGrowtheGood.

Thank you to all the child care professionals, exhibitors, presenters, keynote speakers, and 4C for Children staff—you each contributed to making this an excellent three days!
Reminder from ODJFS About Unlicensed Programs

Do you know of an unlicensed program that is caring for at least six children? It is imperative that these programs contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to understand if their program requires a license. Please share this announcement from ODJFS and encourage them to reach out to the ODJFS Child Care Policy Help Desk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4.
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What to do if there is a positive COVID-19 test?

Please keep in mind the following guidance from ODJFS regarding what to do if an administrator/provider, employee or child care staff member employed by a child care program (including residents of family child care homes) or a child enrolled in the program tests positive for COVID-19.

One-Star Sessions
The following one-star work sessions are offered to programs in our 15-county service area. Registration is required and closes one week in advance of each session so we can ship you needed materials for the session.

One-Star Initial Rating Session

One-Star Renewal Sessions

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Updates From the Field
Clermont County Small Business Relief: Deadline Oct. 31
"The Small Business Relief Initiative provides Clermont County small businesses with modest monetary assistance due to business interruption caused by the COVID‐19 pandemic. Eligible small businesses may apply for $5,000 or $10,000 (dependent on the size of the small business) in grant funds to be used for the reimbursement of eligible expenses." Learn more.
Leading for Equity: Understanding Your Role in Advancing Childhood Equity
Join Groundwork Ohio on Oct. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. for a virtual training designed to provide you with foundational knowledge on why racial equity matters for children and that will empower you to advance racial equity in your work and across systems. This training is approved for 1.5 hrs of Ohio Approved credit. Register here.
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. We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and growing, innovating and implementing to help ensure equity for all.