A monthly resource for early childhood professionals in Southwest Ohio
August 14, 2019
Developing Early Childhood Leaders
Apply now for January 2020 Southwest Ohio seminar!
If you are a child care administrator who has mastered the day-to-day management of your program but want to further develop your leadership skills, then the Developing Early Childhood Leaders (DECL) seminar is for you! The seminar will be hosted in Southwest Ohio beginning in January 2020 and held at 4C for Children's Cincinnati office. Download a brochure to learn more about the program.

The deadline to apply for the seminar is Sept. 20. Once the applications have been reviewed, face-to-face interviews will then be scheduled. You can apply online today!

For more information, contact Angie Lance at 513-758-1316.
Is your CDA credential expired?
CDA Renewal Amnesty Program in 2020!
From Jan. 1 through March 31, 2020, the Council for Professional Recognition will offer a limited-time CDA Renewal Amnesty Program. This program will give anyone with a CDA credential expiration date as far back as Jan. 1, 2010, an opportunity to complete the renewal process and make their credential active again.

All applications and payments ($125) must be submitted online by March 31, 2020. Per the Council, no exceptions or extensions will be granted.

The following eligibility rules apply:
  • Have an expiration date as far back as Jan. 1, 2010
  • Meet all current renewal requirements
You can apply online using YourCouncil (click here to learn how to access your account)

The Council encourages that you allow yourself enough time to obtain the requirements needed to take advantage of this limited-time opportunity. Visit the Council's CDA Renewal Amnesty Program web page to download helpful resources and keep up-to-date on resources that are available.

Have questions? Need help understanding the requirements or obtaining training? 4C CDA specialists can help you get ready to take advantage of this offer. Contact Karen Bundy at 513-758-1313 or email cda@4cforchildren.org today!
We want to honor YOU!
Early childhood award nominations open
4C for Children has created the following awards to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of young children and families:

The June Sciarra Early Childhood Leadership Award is presented annually to one child care program administrator for outstanding service on behalf of young children and families.

The Early Childhood Educator Award recognizes an educator who impacts children on a daily basis. This includes those who work directly with children in the following settings: family child care programs, preschool programs (public or private), child care centers, school-age programs, or Head Start.

Both awards will be presented during the October 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference. The June Sciarra Award will be celebrated on Oct. 25 and the Early Childhood Award will be presented on Oct. 26, 2019.

The deadline for nominations for both awards is Sept. 3. Have a coworker, parent, teacher or community representative nominate you, or you may nominate yourself. Visit our website for more information about the award criteria and to find nomination forms.  

Don't forget to register for the 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference, presented by Positive Leaps, Oct. 25-26, at the Sharonville Convention Center.

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Aug. 26: Infant & Toddler Best Practice Series - Lesson Planning for Infants & Toddlers in Group Care

Aug. 26: Fostering Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics in Early Childhood Settings

Aug. 28: Creating Your Science Curriculum

Aug. 29: CDA Orientation

Sept. 10: Lesson Planning for Mixed-Age Groups in Family Child Care Homes
Save These Dates
Sept. 3: Early Bird Pricing Deadline to Register for the 4C Conference

Sept. 7: Step Up To Quality Fair for Center Administrators

Sept. 13: Step Up Express One-Day Work Session for Family Child Care Providers

Sept. 20: DECL Applications Due

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.