Monday, November 2
October Child Care Center Ratio
Support Payments

Child care centers should review this information from ODJFS on the October Child Care Center Ratio Support Payments and reconciliation process. Please email your questions to
Bring Nature Into Your Classroom
If you struggle to connect the children in your care with nature, why not find ways to bring nature into the classroom! Nature Explore offers several free resources to help you do just that. You can sign up for a free resource guide or to receive the Nature Explore newsletter. Or you can see what other early childhood programs, schools and other agencies have done to bring "a sense of wonder to children's lives."
Your Vote Counts!
Election Day is tomorrow. Young children can’t vote, but you can! Just a reminder that absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than today and received by your county board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. Do you have other questions? Check out:
Ohio COVID-19 Economic Support
The State of Ohio has compiled all of the resources available to help support businesses and families who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. Visit to find out information on Small Business Relief Grants, Frequently Asked Questions and more.
Mid-Week Meetup Nov. 4
This week's topic: Let's talk about policies. Discussion of policies for COVID-19 and using Early Learning Resources Ohio (ELRO).

One-Star Sessions
The following virtual one-star work sessions are offered to programs in our 15-county service area. Registration is required and closes one week in advance of each session so we can ship you needed materials for the session.

One-Star Initial Rating Session

One-Star Renewal Sessions

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Join us for the following upcoming training opportunities.

Child Development Associate (CDA)
4C for Children is here to help you every step of the way to earning your CDA! Join us for an orientation:

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Updates From the Field
November Is Family Engagement Month!
Child Care Aware of America will be sharing tips all month long that you can use to implement Family Engagement strategies in your program by emphasizing the importance of brain building moments for your families. You can use Vroom Tips with your families to help them learn more about early brain development and what they can do to support their child as they grow. Visit for more info.
4C for Children is a local nonprofit organization that supports everyone who cares for young children by educating child care professionals, helping families find child care and offering parent resources. We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and growing, innovating and implementing to help ensure equity for all.