Support 4-C While You Shop!

Posted: August 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Have you heard about Kroger’s Community Rewards Program?

Supporting 4-C has never been easier.
When you shop at Kroger using your Plus Card, 4-C earns money!

Already Enrolled?

August is the annual re-enrollment month for Kroger’s Community Rewards Program.
Please take a moment and relink your Plus Card with  4-C.
Click here to re-enroll now!

New to the Program?

Signing up is as EASY as 1, 2, 3!
  1. Visit Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have an account sign in or click “Register” to create one.
  2. Once you create your account enter your Plus Card number or your phone number
  3. Find the Community Rewards section and select 4-C from the list or enter our organization number:78284

 Need Help?

Just call 1-800-KROGERS   (800-576-4377)  and choose Option #3.

Thank you for supporting 4-C!

Finding the Small Moments of Nature

Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »

IMG_3809When we think of experiencing nature with children, often we envision a park filled with trees, a garden of vegetables or a field of flowers, but more often than not encounters with the natural world happen on a much smaller scale and in subtle ways. Lucky for us, children are keen observers. It isn’t hard for them to find nature, even in the middle of the city. It might be a roly poly discovered along the edge of a walkway and shared between two pairs of hands or a leaf taken from an ivy vine hanging over a stone wall. These small moments of nature can be powerful tools in guiding children to appreciate and wonderIMG_3683 about nature. What children need from adults are the time to stop, observe and ask questions and the willingness to wonder along side them.

How often are we in such a hurry that we are practically pulling our children along behind us even when they see something interesting and want to stop to take a closer look? Of course there are places we have to be (and we can’t always spend an hour walking from the house to the car). But even if we just pause for a few seconds to pick a dandelion at our child’s request and feel its softness, we can let children know that what they find interesting is important and worthy of our time.

4-C Employment Opportunity – Accounting and Payroll Specialist

Posted: August 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Employment, News | No Comments »

Accounting and Payroll Specialist

This job reports to the Director of Finance.

This is a Full-Time position working 35 hours per week.

Job Skills/Requirements

1. Process agency payables and un-related child care center payables.

2. Assure that correct accounting practices are retained within the agency to meet accounting and grant standards.

3. Maintain necessary files and records.

4. Assist with benefit and payroll issues.

5. Process payroll and enter into payroll system weekly.

6. Distribute payroll checks in a timely manner.

7. Assist with year-end audit.

8. Back up for receptionist.

9. Perform and/or direct agency personnel in maintaining proper agency accounting functions.

10. Update subscription, memberships & dues listing as necessary.

11. Assist Director of Finance with other projects as assigned.

  • Must be skilled in the use of Excel spreadsheets and have experience with accounting software and email programs.
  • Must enjoy detail work and maintain an organized work style and workspace.
  • Must be able to process material of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and regular access to vehicle covered by liability insurance.
  • Must be able to react to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
  • Must be flexible.

Additional Information

Associates degree or a minimum of five years experience in an accounting environment.

Interested individuals should send resumes to

Free Play Day at Chestnut YMCA

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YMCA Play Day 4-11-15

An Open Invitation to Come Play!

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Free Play Day at Keystone

1,200 Free Resources To Help You Work Smarter Instead of Harder!

Posted: February 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »


Every child care provider needs a way to make his or her job easier, and now 4-C is going to help you do just that. We are proud to announce the new and improved Kentucky Shared Services with a new logo, a new look and new resources to streamline your business operations so you spend less time searching for resources and creating documents and put more time back into providing quality care.

FaceIt_Logo_vertAnd just in time for Valentine’s Day to show you how much we love our child care providers, all licensed and certified providers in Jefferson County will receive free access for one year thanks to our partnership with the Face It® Movement! Now more than 1,200 resources are available to you to work smarter instead of harder including handbooks, policies and procedures, templates, forms, discounts and more.

“My favorite part of the Ky Shared Services is the HR Tab – from policies to job descriptions to staff evaluations. This tab is a life saver…I love, love, love that I can just pull up the site and refer to what I need. I was pleasantly surprised to see the staff evaluations. They were a huge help this year,” said Debbie Borst Smith, Daycare Director, Highlands Community Ministries.

For all Jefferson County providers, you can become a member today for free, visit and request a membership. Membership outside of Jefferson County is available for a minimal yearly cost. Click here for pricing.

Want to know more? Click here or check out our KY Shared Services Resource Finder for a more detailed listing of topics.

KY Shared Services

Braille Tales

Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »


The American Printing House for the Blind in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is offering a new program to our community called Braille Tales. Braille Tales is a free print-braille book program for preschoolers who are blind and visually impaired. Their goal is to develop crucial literacy and braille awareness skills at an early age in order to promote independence among members of the blind and visually impaired community.

Families enrolled in Braille Tales receive a free print-braille book every other month until the child reaches their sixth birthday. They also enroll parents and legal guardians who are braille readers and have sighted preschool-aged children. Families keep the books as part of their permanent home library.

Currently, Braille Tales has over 700 families enrolled across the country. They recently received a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children to expand this program to all eligible preschoolers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Service providers can help families fill out the application, but it has to have the parent’s/legal guardian’s information on the form. Families can sign up online at

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Season’s Greetings from 4-C!

Posted: December 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »

4-C Holiday Card

Practicing Writing is Serious Work

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »

During free choice time, students in Shaunta Miller’s classroom at Keystone Learning Academy, an Excellence Academy early learning center, take practicing writing the letters in their name very seriously, so seriously that their efforts require safety goggles. Watch as one of the children helps the other with letter recognition.


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A Time of Change at 4-C

Posted: November 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Dear Friend,

As with all organizations, change brings about both sad and happy news.  We are going through such a transition at Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C).

The sad news is that after more than two decades of service to children and families in our community, Susan Vessels, our Executive Director, is retiring as of December 31, 2014.  Of course, we wish her well in retirement, but we will greatly miss her.  Joining 4-C in 1990, Susan first served as a trainer and then as an Information and Referral Coordinator.  She became 4-C’s fourth Executive Director in 1995.  Susan brought vision, courage, and innovation to the work and mission of 4-C, challenging all she dealt with to consider first what was best for children and families and the early childhood system that served them.  She oversaw the agency during a time of great change and great challenge, and I know I speak for the Board, staff, and friends of 4-C in expressing our deepest gratitude for her inspired service.

The happy news is that Susan’s big shoes will be filled, effective January 1, 2015, by Janet Masterson, Assistant Director of 4-C.  Janet has been with the agency since 1993, serving as Assistant Director since 2001.  Susan and Janet have worked together well as a team, and the Board quickly recognized Janet’s gifts and the natural and seamless transition that will be provided by Janet’s leadership.  We appreciate her generosity in accepting the position of Executive Director and look forward to working with her.

Please join me in thanking Susan and congratulating Janet.

Cecelia H. Price, President

4-C Board of Directors

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