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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Attention Child Care Providers, Emergency Regulations have been issued.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | No Comments »

Print a copy of the letter by clicking the following link emergencyregulations32913


Let’s Talk Parents — Poll

Posted: March 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News, Survey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


Child Care Cuts – Take Action Now!

Posted: February 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Tell your legislator to keep KY families working

Take Action!






Congratulations!  You’re making a difference!  Over 1000 messages, hundreds of phone calls and hundreds of names on petitions have all been sent to the Governor regarding the impending $86 million cut to child care.

Now that we have Frankfort’s attention, we need to move our message throughout the General Assembly and demand immediate action.  If keeping citizens working is a priority of our elected officials, then the General Assembly and Governor Beshear must find the resources to protect that priority!

Kentucky’s extremely fragile childcare system, like all small business, depends on a precarious balance of profit and loss, economic conditions, and a competitive marketplace. These 2,400 small businesses employ 12,500 people who earn an average wage of a little over $19,000. It also enables the parents of 65 percent of our children under the age of five to go to work every day. Not just low-income parents, all parents.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family services warns that these cuts will result in more parents out of work because they cannot afford child care. According to the Cabinet, the cuts could mean as many as 28,000 fewer children will be served each month. 

On Thursday, February 7 thousands of advocates will descend on the Capitol to meet with legislators and show their support for Kentucky’s children and families.  On that day our message will be clear: Child care is not a luxury; it’s a necessity for all working families.

If you are interested in attending there is still time to register.   If you are unable to attend please let your voice be heard by taking action and sending this message to your legislators.


Where will you be next Thursday?

Posted: February 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The news of massive budget cuts this week makes us all ask if kids count in Kentucky. That is a haunting question given the deep cuts to children’s supports on Tuesday, January 29. Next Thursday, February 7, is Children’s Advocacy Day (CAD) at the Capitol. It is THE day to make your voice heard for kids. Whatever your passion – fending off those Cabinet cuts; child fatalities due to abuse and neglect; human trafficking of young people – CAD is the place and the time to make a difference.

Register to attend CAD now!

Children’s Advocacy Day Schedule

  • 9:00-9:30am: Check-in and Register on the second floor mezzanine in the Capitol
  • 9:30-10:15am: Kick-off rally in the Capitol Rotunda with youth speakers and performers
  • 10:15-12:00pm: Meet with your legislators, and view artowrk in the tunnel
  • 12:00-2:00pm: Mini-seminars on the 2013 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children in Annex Room 125. View the schedule of topics and speakers here.
  • 2:00pm: View the House or Senate in session

Whether you plan to stay for the day or just come for an hour, your presence and your voice will make a difference.

See you at the Capitol!


Don’t forget to join 4-C as we advocate for KY’s kids on 2/7.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Child AdvocateChildren’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol began in 2004 as an effort to unite advocates from across the state to raise their voices on behalf of children’s safety, health, education and economic well-being. Hundreds of advocates from over 50 counties now gather at the Capitol in Frankfort every year to ask legislators to invest in kids.

Expect to see elected officials, social workers, teachers, judges, doctors, public health experts, therapists, members of the military, seniors, and kids come together to rally on children’s issues and talk to legislators.  Click here for more information. 

The 9th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day will take place at the Capitol in Frankfort on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

Join us! REGISTER HERE


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 »


Help for Parents entering the JCPS school system

Posted: October 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News, Susan's Blog | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Entering kindergarten can be stressful for the whole family. Here is information for families on registering for kindergarten  and also the 2013-14 JCPS Elementary School Clusters. While this won’t take care of the first day jitters for kids(or parents), knowledge is power and we want everyone to have a powerful start in “big school”.

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


Back to School Safety Tips

Posted: August 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Here are some simple reminders for drivers:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully
  • Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving

Reminder for your kids:

  • They should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars
  • Make sure they always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them


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