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March 2018
This Month's Hot Topic 
Playing STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are everywhere in our world. To prepare children for success in an environment driven by these concepts, educators are incorporating them at younger and younger ages. How can you give your children a solid foundation in STEM to help them be successful? Read on!
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Parenting Supports 
Play & Learn Activities: March
Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities. Download the March 2018 calendar:
Play & Learn Groups
Are you caring for children of family, friends or neighbors----or are you a stay-at-home parent? If so, the FREE 4C Play & Learn groups may be just for you! Visit 4cforchildren.org/playlearn to learn more and to find the location nearest you.
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Family Resources 
Help Chart the Future of Education in Ohio: Review and Respond to Ohio's Strategic Plan
Parents, students, community members and educators are invited to give input on Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education. This plan will identify clear, statewide goals for Pre-K-12 education, and the ways in which those goals will be achieved. Regional meetings will be held in the following areas. Click the link to learn more and register.
Kindergarten Resources for Families
If you live in Kentucky and your child is turning three or four, they may qualify for public preschool. If they are five by Aug. 1, they are eligible for kindergarten. Want more information? You can visit www.myprek.com to find kindergarten readiness programs and opportunities. If you live in Ohio, please call your local school district or visit the Ohio Department of Education website for kindergarten resources.




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Posts from 4C for Children's parenting blogs

Give your toddler opportunities to explore with a simple, DIY sensory table!
Each parent has to come up with a system that works for the needs of their particular family.

As parents we have enough to clean up, but messy play is an important type of play!
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Helping your child learn everyday!
Discover free online resources 
There are many online resources available to help you enhance your child's learning experiences. For example, 4C's website features Learning Every Day activities like the one below, and United Way features Born Learning tools on its website. Both can help you learn more about developmental milestones and so much more!



What if every child in our community had access to the very best care and education----right from the beginning? 4C for Children is leading the way toward that future for our community. For more than 45 years, the nonprofit agency has been giving the youngest kids a strong start in life----by supporting everyone who cares for them. For parents and caregivers----whether working or stay-at-home----4C helps navigate child care options and parenting supports. 4C believes that when a child gets a solid foundation in those crucial early years, they'll be successful throughout their life. Find quality child care, child development resources and more at 4cforchildren.org/parents.
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