A monthly resource for early childhood professionals in Southwest Ohio
May 9, 2019
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.
Call for Presenter Proposals   
Present at the 4C Conference!       
Have you ever wanted to share your expertise with other early childhood professionals? The 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference would be a great place to do just that! Consider submitting a proposal for a conference workshop session ----your workshop session will provide high-quality professional development that paves the way for high-quality early care and education.

The call for proposals is open until May 20. Visit our website for more information.
PD Biennium ends June 30     
Schedule your final training hours now!         
The current professional development (PD) biennium comes to an end on June 30, 2019. This means all administrators, lead teachers, assistant teachers and family child care providers must have completed 20 hours of Ohio Approved training by this date.  For more information regarding the Professional Development Certificate, go to https://occrra.org/wp-content/occrra/opr/opr-pd-certificate-info.pdf. Looking for training? Visit: 4cforchildren.org/training.
Questions about training or professional development?    
Chat with us online!        
4C for Children is always looking for ways to better meet your needs! In order to provide information in a user-friendly way, we have updated our website. In addition to our website update, you'll notice a Chat feature is now included on the site, offering you another way to communicate with our specialists. Although the Chat won't be staffed around the clock, you can use it at any time of the day and be assured a specialist will be in contact within 24 hours.

Trauma and stress are prevalent in our society, not only for adults but for children as well. Zero To Three, a national organization that offers resources for families and educators says, "Strong, caring and loving relationships can shield children from the impact of negative experiences, and they can be mutually healing."  Consider attending The Imprint of Trauma: Becoming Trauma Informed in Early Childhood at 4C on May 29 to learn practical applications to work through stress and trauma.  
May 10: Step Up Express for Family Child Care

May 11: Communicable Disease Recognition and Prevention Initial Training

May 14: Step Up Direct for Child Care Centers - New Series Begins!

May 15: Creating a Mixed-Age Learning Environment

May 18: Step Up Express for Family Child Care
Save These Dates
May 20: Infant and Toddler Best Practice- Understanding Infant/Toddler Temperament

May 29: The Imprint of Trauma: Becoming Trauma Informed in Early Childhood

May 29: CDA Orientation

June 7: Step Up Express for Family Child Care
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.