Jul
03
Child Care deadline one year away

For child care providers in Hamilton County, it is time to step up. We are in the final stretch – 12 months and counting – for child care providers to become rated under the Step Up to Quality program. The …

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Jun
19
June is Fatherhood Month, HCJFS is making dads a priority

June is National Fatherhood Month.  At HCJFS, we’ve been working for a while now to honor fathers and help them do their best for their families.  We relaunched the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County this year. The collaborative is a …

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Apr
15
Partnership yields new videos

Our agency works to find homes for children in agency care through our website, HCKids.org, as well as social media, and special events. Another way we help spread the word is through a partnership with Grant Me Hope. Grant Me …

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Apr
11
St. John School donates books for children at HCJFS

To celebrate Right to Read (April 1-5), Saint John the Baptist School on Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township collected books to donate to HCJFS. The goal is to foster a love of learning. Students were encouraged and provided opportunities …

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Apr
10
We wore blue today to raise awareness of child abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, we wear blue to show our support for awareness. Thanks to everyone who waved and honked during our group photo this morning. 

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Apr
05
Ohio House recognizes Children’s Services section

The Ohio House of Representatives recently recognized our agency’s Children’s Services section. The house issued a proclamation honoring the section being named Agency of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter.   The Ohio Chapter of the …

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Mar
07
Foster Parents, don’t forget about our photo tool

Foster parents and kinship parents: Don’t forget that JFS has a tool to collect pictures of children so we can document their life in life books. The tool provides a safe and secure way for you to upload photos that …

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Jan
28
Four employees honored for exemplary service

Four employees have been named winners of the agency’s ROCK STAR employee appreciation awards in the fourth quarter of 2018. The four winners, chosen from a list of six nominations, are: Sonya Bass, a home provider specialist in Child Care, in …

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Dec
03
Child care providers preparing for new standards

In 2020, all Ohio child care providers will have to meet new quality guidelines. WCPO reports on how they are getting ready. 

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Nov
13
New program aims to improve child care quality

As mandated by the State of Ohio, Family Child Care Providers must be Step Up to Quality rated by 2020 to continue serving children who receive publicly funded child care benefits. Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five-star quality rating and …

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