Policy Action Center
Welcome to Ohio's Policy Action Center, sponsored by 4C for Children, the child care resource and referral agency serving Southwest Ohio (Greater Cincinnati) and the Miami Valley (Greater Dayton). We are partnering with the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association to make this THE place where all Ohio parents, families and concerned citizens can keep informed about issues affecting children--especially in their early years.
Be sure to sign up at the bottom of this page to be part of Ohio's Action Network so that you can receive e-mail action alerts. These will allow you to easily contact appropriate local, state and national elected officials in a timely manner so that you can make a difference for the children of our communities. If you are a resident of Northern Kentucky, please sign up for Kentucky's Action Network, Kentucky's Voice for Early Childhood.
The Featured Alert below displays the latest e-mail alert sent by 4C for Children. Under Other Recent Alerts are items of concern identified by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies with a link to their Web site for more information and an invitation for action.
Once you sign up, your ZIP code will trigger the display of My Elected Officials at the bottom of this page. A link by each name will provide a bio, contact information and committee assignments. This is a great resource to contact your elected officials on any matter of concern to you.
Many other policy tools are provided as well at the bottom right of this page. Check them out for future use.
Last month, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved H.R. 5003, the “Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016.” This bill does not meet the needs of children in child care/ afterschool programs for long hours.
The bill does not include language that allows centers and homes the option of serving an additional snack for children in care more than 8 hours per day. Little tummies need multiple little meals during the day to stay full; working families need to know that their children are not only cared for, but fed, and we need to ensure that child care centers have the resources needed to feed children while parents are away at work. ...
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4C for Children serves 23 counties in Ohio and Kentucky, helps parents find quality child care, educates and supports early childhood educators and caregivers, recruits family child care providers,
and advocates for young children and their families.