A monthly resource for early childhood professionals in Northern Kentucky
May 22, 2019
4C CDA Preparation Program
Two cohorts beginning in August in NKY
Interested in turning your child care job into a career? Take the best first step by becoming a Child Development Associate (CDA). The 4C for Children CDA Preparation Program is designed to support students throughout every step towards earning a CDA. But you don't have to take our word for it ----here are some quotes from recent 4C CDA Preparation Program graduates:
  • "Getting my CDA has helped me become more professional, further my education and become a better teacher all around." -Christy
  • "The feeling of encouragement, support, and love I received was tremendous." -Tammy 
  • "When I began my journey in the CDA program I had been in child care for 6 months.  This program was very beneficial in helping me communicate with families of children and staff.  With the help of the program. I have been able to design my new teaching style around best practice." -Ann
To learn more about the 4C CDA Prep Program and Kentucky scholarship opportunities, attend the next All About the CDA Orientation on July 11. Register here.

Our next two cohorts begin in August:
  • 2019-20 Boone County Class: Meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at Indiana Wesleyan University in Florence. Download the class schedule.
  • 2019-20 Covington Class: Meets every other Saturday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (half hour for lunch) at Children, Inc. (333 Madison Ave.). Download the class schedule.
Meet the Keynote: Dr. Deb Clary    
4C Conference Friday Keynote Speaker     
Dr. Deb Clary will open the 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference as the keynote speaker on Friday, Oct. 25. Dr. Clary has nearly three decades of experience with Fortune 100 Companies, holding executive roles that span from the sales management, operations, marketing, to strategic planning and executive leader development.

She works with leaders that want to improve their impact and contribution. She is a student and teacher of narrative leadership (storytelling), resilience, transformation and change. She draws on her corporate experiences, academic research and her performance as a standup comic to inspire others striving to live with purpose.

Learn more about Dr. Deb Clary and about our Saturday keynote speaker, Otis Williams.

The 4C Conference, presented by Positive Leaps, will be held Oct. 25-26 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Visit www.4cconference.org for conference news and information.
Free Summer Meals     
Spread the word!      
All across the country, schools and community groups run summer meals sites where kids can eat breakfast and lunch for free. No Kid Hungry helps local organizations launch and operate these sites, and also helps fund needed equipment like mobile meal trucks.

But neighborhood meal sites aren't meeting needs if families don't know about them. That's why No Kid Hungry runs a summer meals texting service.

Parents, grandparents and caregivers can text FOOD to 877-877 to find free summer meals sites in their neighborhoods. Once schools are out, parents can text to find the free summer meals program in their community.

You can do your part to let families know about the texting service and the free summer meals by hanging up posters in your program. To learn more visit the No Kids Hungry website.

The 2019 Early Childhood Profile is now available online. This interactive report provides data to show how well Kentucky children are being served before they enter primary school, as well as how they perform academically in 3rd grade. The second tab of the report gives a snapshot of participation in Kentucky All STARS. The Division of Child Care is extremely thankful for the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS) and for all of their early childhood partners for their excellent work compiling this data. 
Save these dates
June 19-21: Early Childhood Institute in Louisville, KY

July 11: All About the CDA: Orientation to the CDA Process
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.