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CCAP Rate Increase effective Dec. 1, 2018

December 3, 2018
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4-C and other child care advocates in Kentucky have worked tirelessly towards a rate increase for child care providers and parents across the state. We are happy to say that effective December 1, 2018, reimbursement rates for providers have increased to 40% of the 2017 Market Rate Survey. For parents, the income guidelines have increased…

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The Reflective Teaching Cycle

January 10, 2018
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How do we foster learning in a way that values play and the interests of the child? How do we encourage imagination and open-ended play? This is what early childhood educators from Sacred Heart Preschool explored during their two day onsite professional development opportunity led by 4-C that focused on the Reflective Teaching Cycle of…

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6 Ways to Activate Your Block Area

August 7, 2014
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Providing nontraditional materials for the block area invites children to test out new ways of balancing, stacking, building and creating structures. It can spark the interest of children who might not normally spend a lot of time with blocks or create opportunities for cooperative play as children explore a new material. One classroom at Goodwill of…

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300 Feet of Aluminum Foil

July 10, 2014
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What would happen if you gave a room full of children 300 feet of aluminum foil? In a recent classroom experiment, we did just that. Excitement and ideas flowed around the room. Children had the freedom to create what they wanted and use the foil in as many ways as they could imagine. They made boots, hats…

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Community Thank You Card to Child Care Providers

April 24, 2014
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Keystone Learning Academy Keystone Staff Thanks for all the great work you do for the families and children at Keystone Learning Academy! I’m so excited and proud about the progress we are making. You guys rock!! Sharon Hemingway  ————————————————  Highland Community Ministries  Many years ago, as a young mother with a new 3-month old baby…

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Investigating Bubbles

April 16, 2014
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Who doesn’t love bubbles, little orbs floating in the air, colors swirling on their surfaces, the fleeting moments you have to watch them before they pop into thin air? Not only are bubbles fun, they are a wonderful medium for experimentation and were the topic of our latest science training “Investigating Bubbles.” Most people I…

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The Power of Teaching How to Fail

April 2, 2014
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Grit, tenacity, and perseverance, call it what you want, but it all comes down to teaching children how to fail and try again. A growing body of research suggests that having these skills plays a huge role in a child’s long term success. As caretakers, we tend to make things easy for children when they…

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February 28, 2014
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  Excellence Academy Master Teacher Spotlight   Leann Sutter Center Name: Dorman Preschool Center Classroom Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years old) Years of Teaching Experience: 25 years Years in the Excellence Academy:     2 years Highest Education Level Achieved: High School Special Certification: CDA (in progress)   What is one of your favorite things…

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