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Student-parents out of options if centers close

Student-parents out of options if centers close

Kelsey Brown

March 25, 2015

Student-parents won’t have affordable childcare resources if nearby centers have to close down because of state funding problems.At least 200 NIU students use the Department of Human Services’ Childcare Assistance Program, which provides low-income families with affordable childcare, according to a...

Community Coordinated Child Care to offer baby bonding workshop

Brooke Shinberg

January 21, 2013

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) is offering a free workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays between Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 at Land of Learning Child Care Center, 1645 Bethany Road. According to a Jan. 11 news release, the workshop will show parents how to enhance brain development and teach at...

4-C to host upcoming events in October

Northern Star Staff

September 17, 2012

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) will be hosting several upcoming classes. The International Loving Touch Foundation will host a class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at the 4-C office, 155 N. Third St., Room 130. Participants will learn and become certified in infant massage techniques that ...

Childcare providers face financial hardship

Once Upon A Time Child Care, 1778 W State St #C, In Sycamore is licensed by the Department of Child and Family Services to care for 78 children, age 6 weeks to kindergarten.

Mary Diamond

May 6, 2012

Payday will not be coming until July 1 for many child care providers in Illinois. State funding has been exhausted for programs that subsidize childcare for low-income working parents. With no resources to cover the gap, day care centers and in-home providers alike are facing a crisis that may mean closin...

4-C to teach child care classes

Olivia Willoughby

September 14, 2011

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) will offer parenting education classes starting Sept. 21. Class sessions will cover six topics in order to help parents understand their children and raise them in a safe environment. 4-C hopes to create a bond with each family, said Esther Puckett, 4-C program di...