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Wednesday, December 2


This Month's Hot Topic: Toys for Your Child

Toys are an important part of every child’s development. It can sometimes feel overwhelming when considering what kinds of toys to purchase or create for your child. Toys should spark their imagination and foster their interests—and it would also be great if they didn't get bored with them after five minutes! But it's also important to consider if the toys are age appropriate and safe.

Here's some resources that can assist in your search. And keep in mind: The best toy doesn't have to come from a store. Some really fun toys can be created using everyday household items.



Financial Assistance for Child Care

Financial assistance is available to low-income working parents struggling to afford quality child care. Specific eligibility levels and the process for obtaining child care assistance vary by program. You can learn more about a variety of financial assistance options on our website.


Learn Through Play Daily Activities: December

Help children learn through play by using one of the following age-specific monthly calendars that feature daily activities.

Give Your Child the Gift of Books

Enroll your children in the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library and receive a free children’s book every month. All Ohio children from ages 0 to 5 are eligible.


Ohio State Extension Offers Nutrition Sessions

Families are invited to take part in nine 30-minute virtual sessions hosted by Ohio State University Extension focusing on nutrition training and developing healthy eating habits in children. Participants will receive a cookbook, cutting board and grocery list pad after completing at least six of the nine sessions. Download a flyer about the program in English or in Spanish. Based on your location, contact the following for more information:  

  • If you are located in Greene, Montgomery or Clark counties, contact Iraida Salas.
  • If you are located in Hamilton or Butler counties, contact Lucy Lopez.

Once enough participants have signed up, a new series will launch.


Brain Building Moments

Tap into Vroom resources and check out the tips and activities tailored to your 0- to 5-year-old child. You’ll not only learn to turn everyday activities into brain building opportunities, but you and your child will have lots of fun along the way!

4C for Children is a local nonprofit organization that supports everyone who cares for young children by educating child care professionals, helping families find child care and offering parent resources. We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and growing, innovating and implementing to help ensure equity for all.
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