A monthly resource for early childhood professionals in the Miami Valley
July 17, 2019
Online One-Star Tool for Child Care Programs   
Register for your one-star SUTQ rating today!

The One-Star Tool for child care centers and family child care homes is an online resource that was created to assist child care programs through all of the steps to registering for their first Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) star. Providers within 4C for Children's service area will also receive a free SUTQ resource binder when they sign up. The binder has all the paperwork needed to register for a one-star rating.

Laying the foundation for STEAM        
Resources and training for ECE providers     
There are lots of ways to help children build the foundation for future STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning in your early childhood program's daily routine.
For example, the Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative has resources to help you include simple math concepts every day. In this article, ideas on ways to practice counting using children's favorite books are shared. "Children need experiences and practice counting in different, flexible ways while learning these rules of counting. And what better way to do that than through the books they love to hear over and over."
You can also check out 4C for Children training to help enhance the STEAM activities in your classroom. On July 31 attend Creating STEAM-Related Outdoor Preschool Experiences to learn more about the benefits of outdoor play and strategies for using community resources to extend the STEAM learning experience. On Aug. 14 attend Explore This! Blocks & Construction Activities for School-Age Programs to learn fun and new ways to engage school-agers in easy blocks and construction projects that they will enjoy and just might enhance what they are learning during the school day.

With over 90 policy and procedure templates and samples (in English and Spanish) at your fingertips, Early Learning Resources Ohio (ELRO) helps you make sure that all systems are go when you start each day teaching children! Sign up for ELRO and use code "4CELRO10" to receive $10 off your subscription!
July 31: Creating STEAM-Related Outdoor Preschool Experiences

Aug. 1:
CDA Orientation

Aug. 7:
ASQ-3 The Ages and Stages Questionnaires

Aug. 14:
Explore This! Blocks & Construction Activities for School-Age Programs

Aug. 16:
Inclusive Practices
Save These Dates
Aug. 22: CDA Orientation

Sept. 5:
CDA Orientation

October 25-26:
4C for Children Leadership & 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.