Charity ReviewIssued: December 2013 Expires: December 2015
4C for Children
Standards for Charity Accountability
- 1. Board Oversight
- 2. Board Size
- 3. Board Meetings
- 4. Board Compensation
- 5. Conflict of Interest
- 6. Effectiveness Policy
- 7. Effectiveness Report
- 8. Program Expenses
- 9. Fund Raising Expenses
- 10. Accumulating Funds
- 11. Audit Report
- 12. Detailed Expense Breakdown
- 13. Accurate Expense Reporting
- 14. Budget Plan
Fund Raising & Info
- 15. Truthful Materials
- 16. Annual Report
- 17. Website Disclosures
- 18. Donor Privacy
- 19. Cause Marketing Disclosures
- 20. Complaints
4C for Children meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
To ensure that every child has a positive experience and a foundation for success in school and life by improving the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of early childhood education and care in the region
Business incorporated: 12/14/1972 in OH
Also Known As: Comprehensive Community Child Care
As the state-designated early childhood resource and referral agency for 40 counties in Ohio and Kentucky, 4C helps families locate and evaluate early care and education programs as well as access parenting information. It also works with the early childhood community to increase the supply and quality of programs for young children. 4C offers courses for teachers, directors and family child care providers. 4C provides assistance and training so that early care and education programs can increase quality and participate in Ohio’s quality-rating system, Step Up To Quality, as well as Kentucky’s STARS for KIDS NOW. According to the charity, last year, 4C reached nearly 20,000 participants in over 1,200 workshops and courses.
4C also provides free consumer education and referrals to families using a comprehensive listing of licensed centers and preschool programs as well as family child care providers, Head Start programs and school-age child care options.Through these programs, 4C assists families in accessing parenting resources and information about child development and kindergarten readiness. According to the charity, last year, 4C served 5,568 families.
Finally, the charity supports home-based child care businesses and recruits new caregivers through its family child care services. This program serves the needs of parents with non-traditional hours. According to the charity, as an Ohio sponsor for the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, 4C facilitated the serving of 1.7 million nutritious meals through the 4C Child Nutrition Program.
Board Chair: Ms. Davida Gable, Assistant Controller Business Affiliation: AK Steel
CEO: Ms. Sallie Westheimer, President/CEO Compensation:* $145,164.00
Board Size: 24
Staff: 100* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 13.29%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on 4C for Children's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Monday, December 31, 2012.
A BBB Accredited Charity since 05/23/2005.
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