A monthly resource for early childhood professionals in Southwest Ohio
October 9, 2019
Get Reimbursed for the Healthy Meals You Serve
Sign up for the CACFP today!
Is your child care program a center where meals are served to children? If so, your program may be eligible to be reimbursed for the nutritious meals and snacks served.

As a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), 4C for Children can help you ensure that the children in your care are receiving nutritious foods that promote health and educational readiness and that you receive monthly reimbursements for the food served.

If you are an administrator of a center-based program* and are interested in learning more, please click here and fill out an interest form.

*Programs must have an enrollment of at least 75% of children receiving publicly funded child care and cannot be listed on the National Disqualified List.
Embrace Empathy and Equity  
Oct. 11 deadline for registering for Leadership and Early Childhood Conference
The theme for this year's 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference centers around empathy and equity. The sessions offered will help child care providers navigate the powerful emotions behind this subject matter. In this article from Teaching With Young Children, read seven tips for help on creating environments that are "equally warm and inclusive for all children." The article states: "Modeling and teaching empathy-concern for others' feelings-is an important part of being an effective, culturally competent teacher."

The 4C conference registration deadline is October 11. We hope to see you there!

Full fee collection from families with children in your care is vital to the success of your business. The tools and guidance on Early Learning Resources Ohio can help you create and strengthen your fee collection practices. Sign up for ELRO and use code "4CELRO10" to receive $10 off your subscription!   
Oct. 11: Step Up Express for Family Child Care - Westwood Branch Library

Oct. 16: The Psychology Behind Challenging Behaviors

Oct. 19: Step Up Express for Family Child Care - Covedale Branch Library

Oct. 23: Infant & Toddler Best Practice: The Developing Brain of an Infant/Toddler

Oct. 28: Physical Science Activities in the Preschool Classroom
Save These Dates
Oct. 11: Deadline to register for 4C for Children Leadership & Early Childhood Conference

October 25-26: 4C for Children Leadership & Early Childhood Conference at the Sharonville Convention Center

Nov. 1: Step Up Express for Family Child Care - Pleasant Ridge Branch Library

Nov. 7 & 21: Step Up Direct for Child Care Centers

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.