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Kentucky Order to Close Licensed Child Care Centers

March 18, 2020
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Kentucky Order to Close Licensed Child Care Centers 2 p.m. March 18, 2020   Due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, Kentucky is ordering licensed, certified, and registered child care programs shutdown by close of business on Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. This includes all child care centers and…

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Update: JCPS Meal Plan Expanded

March 18, 2020
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Meals available for ALL children 18 and under. JCPS Nutrition Services began distributing free breakfast and lunch yesterday to ALL children 18 and under as well as all JCPS students over age 18. JCPS has 45 sites where families can drive or walk up and get the meals from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. each…

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Head Start Services

March 17, 2020
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Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C), in partnership with Family & Children’s Place, has indefinitely suspended all Head Start and Early Head Start programming in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made following recommendations from the federal Office of Head Start as well as the decision by Jefferson County Public Schools…

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Update from 4-C

March 16, 2020
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In an effort to do our part to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Governor’s office, the Kentucky Department of Health, as well as the Mayor’s office and Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness, many of the…

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2020 Census and How You Can Help

February 4, 2020
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The 2020 Census begins in March. Research shows that children under the age of 5 are the most under-counted of any age group. The 2020 Census helps to determine critical resources that our community needs over the next 10 years, which is almost an entire childhood! Check out these resources to find out how you…

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Leap day.

February 29, 2012
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I have a brother who was born on February 29 and we somehow manage to find a way to treat him like however many 29ths he’s had in his life, not how many years he has been with us. On his 36th birthday, but his 9th actual birth date, we took him roller skating to…

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2012
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I had the opportunity to read the book, The Help, recently. January is when the country celebrates the birth of Dr Martin Luther King, JR, so it seems fitting to talk about where we were, where we are, where we still need to go. Needless to say, this book brought back terrible memories of a…

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New Year

January 4, 2012
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Happy New Year to everyone. In many ways, a new year brings hope for brighter days. For some, it’s the beginning of the end. How, you may ask? Gone are the days of rich foods, parties, feasts, and unreasonable resolutions begin to fill the brain. There is a tendency to start out like gangbusters, making…

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More kid recipes…

November 22, 2011
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Cupcakes by Rusty (age 6) “You put em in the oven and then you cook em and get em out. You put about 4 scoops of sugar in em. And then you cut em up and put about 3 gallons of milk and how about 5 scoops of chocolate and nothing else.” Pasgetti (Spaghetti) by…

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