September 2019
This Month's Hot Topic 
A World of Difference
Children are born with open minds and their experiences help determine how they will navigate through the world. Exposing children to diversity as early as possible will help encourage children to embrace differences and can be done as a natural part of everyday living. What's the best way to talk to children about diversity and the importance of being able to successfully interact with different types of people?  

Parenting Supports 
Learn Through Play Daily Activities: September
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the September 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 can work with you to identify specific needs and do a customized search, even for hard-to-find care. Specialists contact child care providers that meet your search criteria and then provide you with a list of the providers who have vacancies and might meet your needs. You can then take the next step in meeting with and selecting the care that works for your family. Contact us today!

Family Resources 
Is Your Family Eligible for Any of Ohio's Early Childhood Services?    
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), along with the departments of education (ODE), developmental disabilities (DODD) and health (ODH), designed and developed the Early Childhood Services Eligibility Self-Assessment tool. This resource will assist families in determining eligibility for all of Ohio's early childhood services. The tool also includes links to summary information and guidance for the following services:  
  • Early Childhood Education Grant
  • Early Head Start, Head Start
  • Help Me Grow Early Intervention, Help Me Grow Home Visiting
  • Preschool Special Education
  • Publicly Funded Child Care
Erlanger-Elsmere Community Block Party   
Join in this family-friendly event to connect with schools and the community! There will be vendor tables and fun activities for all on Friday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in front of Lloyd Memorial High School.
HoneyFest in Kettering
Bring your family to Delco Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 21 for the fourth annual HoneyFest! This Ohio Parks and Recreation Association award-winning event is all about saving our pollinators. Visit with local Ohio beekeepers, honey vendors, educators and more at this FREE event.

Great Outdoor Weekend in Greater Cincinnati 
Great Outdoor Weekend is Sept. 28-29! This weekend of events presents opportunities for children and adults to sample the best outdoor recreation and nature awareness programs available in Greater Cincinnati. Each fall there are over 100 events that are all are free and open to the public. Bring the whole family outside for a weekend of free and fun activity! Find an event near you! 

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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