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Recent Events

  •  October 25th: Action for Children’s 3rd Annual Small Steps Big Benefits Celebrity Spelling Bee
    • Thank you to everyone who supported our 3rd annual Small Steps Big Benefits Celebrity Spelling Bee! We are happy to announce this was our most successful event yet! The funds raised will support early learning in Central Ohio, directly supporting vital programs for parents and early childhood educators; programs that are doing important work to make our children’s futures bright.
  • July 21st: Family Child Care Mini Conference

    • Thank you to all that joined us for a day of learning, fun and networking with other Family Child Care Providers. The day was filled with training opportunities, a keynote speaker, vendor displays, door prizes, and more. Participants earned up to 5 hours of Ohio Approved Professional Development Credit. Registration was done through the Ohio Professional Registry using ST #: 10070479.
  •  January 20: Step Up to Quality Fair
    • We had a full house with 70 providers taking advantage of the opportunity to speak one-on-one with experts from ODJFS, OCCRRA and AFC about the importance of quality child care, answer questions and provide assistance on how to begin the SUTQ process.
  • October 26, 2017: Small Steps Big Benefits, Celebrity Spelling Bee
    • Thank you to the more than 350 people came together to celebrate early learning in central Ohio. Your being there made a B-I-G difference. The contributions raised that night will directly support vital programs for parents and for early childhood educators. Programs that are, right now, doing important work to make children’s futures bright. Whether by coaching parents to be the best they can be, helping child care teachers become the professionals our children need, or supporting the early learning programs our spellers competed on behalf of, your contributions will help us reach 50,000 children in central Ohio this year.
  • July 13: CDA Celebration
    • We celebrated the hard work and dedication of the more than 100 early childhood educators that have completed Action for Children’s CDA Prep Course since December 2016! The Child Development Associate (CDA) is the nation’s leading certificate program to assess and credential early childhood education professionals, and this celebration was one of the nation’s largest completion ceremonies this year.
  • May 20: First Star Seminar
    • Sponsored by the City of Columbus. AFC provided staffing and training for the part-day Saturday program to encourage child care programs to join Ohio’s continuous quality improvement ratings program, Step Up to Quality. The event had nearly 100 child care providers representing more than 60 different child care programs.
  • April 22: Children’s Fair & Pre-K Seminar


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