May 2019
This Month's Hot Topic 
Finding a Quality Summer Care Option!
It's time for summer planning! Have you decided whether your child will attend summer camp, child care, or be at home? Research has shown students can experience learning losses when they don't engage in educational activities over summer break. One way to prevent this from happening is to make sure that your child is in a quality care setting that engages them in learning activities. But what are the things you need to consider as you search for and choose a quality summer care option?

Parenting Supports 
Learn Through Play Daily Activities: May
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the May 2019 calendar:
Connecting Families With Child Care
4C for Children specialists are available to help with your child care search! If you call us or email us, our trained specialists will work with you to identify specific needs and do a customized search, even for hard-to-find care. The service includes contacting child care providers that meet your search criteria and then providing you with a list of providers who have vacancies and might meet your needs. Equipped with that information, you can then meet with and hopefully select the child care program that works for your family. Contact us today!

Family Resources 
Third Sunday Fundays at the Taft Museum of Art
Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art to experience a free afternoon of great art, kid-sized art info, hands-on fun, family-friendly performances and animal encounters. On Sunday, May 19 fairy tale fun will be featured at 2 p.m. with a performance of Rumpelstiltskin by the Children's Theater of Cincinnati.
Super Science Saturday at Boonshoft Museum     
The Boonshoft Museum will hold a day of science-focused programming and fun for the entire family on May 18! Enjoy FREE admission from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This special learning day includes access to Special Exhibitions, Space Theater Shows (limited seating available) and public programming.

Summer Camps Around the Region
Looking for summer camp ideas? Check out these resources.

Helping your child learn everyday!
Discover free online resources 
There are many online resources available to help you enhance your child's learning experiences. For example, 4C's website features Learning Every Day activities like the one below, and United Way features Born Learning tools on its website. Both can help you learn more about developmental milestones and so much more!

What if every child in our community had access to the very best care and education----right from the beginning? 4C for Children is leading the way toward that future for our community. For more than 45 years, the nonprofit agency has been giving the youngest kids a strong start in life----by supporting everyone who cares for them. For parents and caregivers----whether working or stay-at-home----4C helps navigate child care options and parenting supports. 4C believes that when a child gets a solid foundation in those crucial early years, they'll be successful throughout their life. Find quality child care, child development resources and more at
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