Happy Child Care Provider Appreciation Day!

Posted: May 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

4-C and friends made you a digital quilt to show our love and appreciation. May this quilt of thank you notes and testimonials provide as much warmth and comfort as you give our children each and every day.

Click here to read the full length testimonials or add one of your own.

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A Developing Reader’s Journey to Third Grade

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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Five Creative and Fun Ways to Get Children’s Attention

Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: News, Susan's Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »
1191196_students__3When you’re working with a group of children it can be a challenge to get their attention without sounding like a drill sergeant. Leah Davies M.Ed. has collected 25 great ideas that classroom teachers can use that are not only effective but fun! Here are the first 5:

 

 1. Hold up your hand and say, “Give Me Five.” The children put their hands in the air and shout “five!” As they count down to one, they get progressively quieter until “one” is said in a whisper. Or, after saying, “Give me five,” everyone puts their hand in the air and counts loudly using their fingers from 1 to 5.

 

2. Teach the children that the five fingers on their right hand stand for the five things they must do when you hold up your hand. Say, “Give me five,” and wait until all the children hold up their hand. Then lead them in saying the five things together.
  1. Eyes — look
  2. Ears — listen
  3. Mouth — closed
  4. Hands — still
  5. Feet — quiet

Later when you say, “Give me five,” the children are to think of these five things and hold up their hand to show they are ready to listen.

3. Clap or tap in a pattern, for example, clap slowly twice and then clap fast three times. The students are to stop what they are doing and repeat the pattern. If necessary, do it again until all children have responded and are quiet. You may want to vary the pattern.

4. Shake a shaker, touch a wind chime, ring a bell, play quiet music or use any kind of sound maker as a signal for students to be attentive.

5. Raise your hand and stand still until the students are quiet. Or, raise your right hand and put the index finger of your left hand on your lips. The children are to do the same. Another idea is to hold up three fingers which is a silent signal for “Stop, look, listen.” Then wait until all the children have their three fingers up and are quiet.

Susan A. Vessels
Executive Director
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)

JCPS Mobile Online Registration Site Schedule

Posted: July 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Click Here to download or view the Schedule.

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Nothing to put your eye out here.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News, Susan's Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Unlike the Red Ryder BB gun in the classic A Christmas Story, the toys suggested by the folks at Not Just Cute will safely delight your child while teaching school readiness skills. But, shhh, don’t tell them they’re learning math,  reading and writing skills.  Just watch and enjoy.

Susan A. Vessels
Executive Director




Celebrate #GivingTuesday by donating to 4-C.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »


What do you think should be the highest priorities for the Kentucky legislature when it comes to supporting families and children?

Posted: July 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News, Survey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Weigh in by completing the survey on the 2012 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children.

Click Here to Complete the Survey


Free on-line summer camp.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News, Susan's Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Can’t beat that. The National Center for Family Literacy, the wonderful locally based organization that brings you Wonderopolis, is now bringing a Free on-line summer camp to you and your kids. If you haven’t signed up for Wonderopolis you are missing out on one of the most entertaining and educational experiences available. Oh, did I mention it is Free? Go to Camp What-A-Wonder for the details. 

Susan A. Vessels
Executive Director
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)


Kentucky Alliance for Shared Services

Posted: May 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »


FREE Summer StoryTime!!!

Posted: May 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »









Bring the Family Out for STORYTIME!
 
Storytellers will engage audiences with
Fairy Tales & Multi-cultural Folktales!
 
We invite your family to ANY of the Storytimes listed below!
*~*All Storytimes are FREE and open to the public*~*
 
Saturday, May 19th @ Old Louisville SpringFest
10:30am-10:50am and 11:15am-11:35am
http://www.oldlouisvillespringfest.org/


Tuesday, July 3rd @ 2:00 pm

Louisville Free Public Library – Fern Creek Branch
6768 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40291

 
Tuesday, July 10th @ 2:30 pm

Louisville Free Public Library – Jeffersontown Branch
10635 Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40299
 
Saturday, July 14th @ 11:00 am

Louisville Free Public Library – St. Matthews Branch
3940 Grandview Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
 
Tuesday, August 7th @ 2:30 pm

Louisville Free Public Library – Bon Air Branch
2816 Del Rio Place
Louisville, Kentucky 40220

BE SURE TO MENTION THAT BLUE APPLE SENT YOU!!
 
Why Tell Stories?
Stories Can Help Children:
Motivate interest in reading
Develop language
Cope with stress
Develop imagination
Appreciate his/her own cultural heritage, as well as others
Make decisions
Form judgments and values
 
If you have any further questions please contact Heather Burns at [email protected]



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