August 2019
This Month's Hot Topic 
Making Friends
Making friends is a vital part of growing up and an essential part of children's social and emotional development. Friendships enable children to learn more about themselves and develop their own identity. Children can learn skills early on in life that will help them make friends----and keep them. Here are three key things parents can help children practice and master and that will serve them well as they grow into adults.  

Parenting Supports 
Learn Through Play Daily Activities: August
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the August 2019 calendar:
Need help paying for child care?
Financial assistance is available to low-income working parents struggling to afford quality child care. Specific eligibility levels and the process for obtaining child care assistance vary by state. Learn more about financial assistance options on our website. Contact us if you have questions!

Family Resources 
Kentucky CCAP Changes for Full-Time Students   
As of July 1, adult Kentucky parents enrolled full-time in a certified trade school, college or university no longer need to work 20 hours/week to qualify for child care assistance. Download this flyer for more information. To learn more about the Child Care Assistance Program, visit or contact DCBS Family Support at 855-306-8959. 
Third Sunday Funday at Taft Museum in Cincinnati  
Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art to experience a free afternoon of hands-on, family-friendly fun. The next event will take place August 18 from 1-4 p.m. The theme is "Gone Fishing." Make your own foil fish; search for rivers, lakes, and oceans in the Taft collection; and create a fish or sea creature out of water at the Art Cart. Learn about our local bodies of water and how to help prevent their pollution while meeting fish from the Newport Aquarium at 2 p.m.
Family Day at National Museum of the USAF in Dayton
On Aug. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., commemorate National Aviation Day by learning about the history and technology of aerospace. Children and adults of all ages and are welcome to experience several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Admission to the museum is free.

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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