Are you in compliance? Kentucky Licensed and Certified Child Care providers are now required to obtain a minimum of 1.5 clock hours of training every 5 years in the area of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma as required by HB285 and KRS 199.896.
We have just added 7 sessions to our training calendar.
We know there are rumors flying around that 4-C is closing. Wrong, wrong, wrong. We’ve been here for 43 years and plan on being around for another 43!
While it is true that we will no longer be administering the CCAP subsidy program effective 7/1/12, we are still your central point of contact for child care information and services. Our office will still be located at the familiar 1215 South Third St. in Louisville and our telephone number remains the same.
We will continue to provide parents with referrals to child care programs, provide training in new and more convenient models and places, track and analyze child care trends, provide early intervention services, serve as the CACFP Food Program sponsor, and act as a Voice for families as well as child care providers on a local, state and national level.
A new role we are taking on is introducing the many new tools that are being developed specifically to help child care providers deal with the business end of the child care industry. They are freeing directors from paperwork so they can focus on children, parents, and staff. (Go to http://www.4cforkids.org/kentucky-alliance-for-shared-services to see the latest and greatest tool we are offering.)
Give us a call at 502-636-1358, go to our website www.4cforkids.org, or like us on facebook.
We’re excited about the future of child care and 4-C!
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Contact Kim Richardson at 502-413-8610 or Vicki Bowman at [email protected] for additional information.
It’s here and Child Care Providers are Going to Love It!
Ever since we heard about the Shared Service concept we’ve been working on making it a reality for child care providers in Kentucky.
So what is it?
It is a user friendly website that has all of the things you need to make your job easier and your program better.
Want to lower your food bills? It does that.
Want a video that shows staff how important hand washing is and how to do it? It does that.
Need some help writing or updating your parent handbook? It’s here.
Kentucky regulations? How to talk to a parent about lice? What questions to ask in an interview of a new staff? Check. Check. And Check.
Sample personnel policies, Program Marketing, Budgeting, Developmental Check Lists…….. It’s all here and ready to go.
PNC Financial Services Group has announced a ten-year, $250 million extension of its Grow Up Great early childhood education initiative (http://www.pncgrowupgreat.com), which has benefited more than a million children since its launch in 2004 and has awarded $40 million in grants to date through the PNC Foundation.
As part of its re-commitment to the effort, PNC also announced a $7 million expansion of its preschool science initiative, which was launched in 2009. The competitive grant program will fund regional science centers and nonprofit organizations that give children opportunities for inquiry-based science learning and experience-related activities that are both educational and fun.
4-C, in conjunction with the Louisville Science Center, is now in its third year collaborating a local effort under the PNC Grow Up Great with Science initiative and is working with four partnering early childhood facilities (California Area Family Development Center, St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education, Friends School and Dawson Orman Education Center) to embed science exploration in their daily programming through professional development trainings, resources, parent education, science festivals and technical assistance classroom visits from an early childhood specialist.
Professional Development Science Trainings developed under this initiative are now available to any child care provider as a part of the regular 4-C training calendar including Face to Face Trainings, Independent Study Modules and On-Site Trainings tailored for each facility. For more information on how you can incorporate science into your program, type “science” into the search engine on the left to read our latest Science Blog or contact Robin Schotter, Early Childhood Science Specialist at [email protected].
The Jefferson County Community Early Childhood Council will be sponsoring a series of 3-hour trainings at 4-C in order to bring them to you for a low cost of $10 per participant per training!
You can register for these trainings online (click above on “Register for Training”) or by clicking on this link (Training Opportunities sponsored by the Early Childhood Council) to print the flier and registration form. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
Training 1: Ages and Stages Training for Providers: An introduction to user-friendly birth to five developmental screening
Fall Dates: October 4 1:00-4:00PM
November 15 1:00-4:00PM
Training 2: Children Don’t Come with a Road map: Utilizing the GPS Field Guide to the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards
Fall Dates: Ages Birth to Three October 13 6:00-9:00PM
Ages Three and Four November 3 6:00-9:00PM
These trainings will be offered again in the spring. Centers that participate in an Ages & Stages training may be eligible for a free Ages & Stages screening tool.