Wednesday, July 1
This Month's Hot Topic:
Summer Safety
Keep your children safe and healthy this summer while they learn through play—at the playground or your backyard swing set, out on the hiking trail, swimming and more. Here are some resources:
Family Resources
New! Quality Child Care Checklist
Finding the right child care fit for you and your child can feel like an overwhelming task.

One of the ways the 4C for Children Family & Community Services team has made it easier is by creating a checklist of questions you can ask.

If possible contact several programs and use the checklist questions as an interview resource.
Federal Child Care Action Alert!
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray recently introduced the Child Care Is Essential Act (H.R.7027/S.3874) that would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund within the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), providing critical support to families, child care providers, and our state’s economy.

(If you're located outside of Ohio, you can use this form to contact your members of Congress)
Parenting Supports
Learn Through Play Daily Activities: July
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities.
Vroom: Creating Brain-Building Moments
Tap into Vroom resources and check out the tips and activities tailored to your 0 to 5-year-old child. You’ll not only learn to turn everyday activities into brain building opportunities, but you and your child will have lots of fun along the way!
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.