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Baxla Tractor, WLW & Delta Dental Support Kids in Foster Care

Posted on: December 14, 2016 3:10 pm
Baxla Tractor teamed up with Child Focus to give hundreds of children in foster care a Merry Christmas!  SEG-a-Claus made a special visit to Baxla Tractor in Batavia with breakfast sponsored by Delta Dental of Ohio.  Families in our read more …

Child Focus Staff Places 5th in APHA World Show

Posted on: December 14, 2016 3:00 pm
I have been around horses since I was 3 years old.  I even fell off a horse the first time I rode, at that same age, but that still did not stop me.  My grandmother bought me my own horse at the age of 10 and I started in the local 4H program.  read more …

WCPO Channel 9 Toy Drive at Kroger a Success!

Posted on: December 14, 2016 3:00 pm
WCPO Channel 9’s Tanya O'Rourke, John Matarese and Mona Morrow joined Child Focus staff and volunteers to bring a toy, gift card or cash donation to the Toy Drive at Eastgate Kroger (4530 Eastgate Blvd.) to help needy kids birth through 18 at Child read more …

Santa Visits Felicity Head Start

Posted on: December 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Felicity Head Start had a great family turnout for their December Parent Holiday Event.  There was even a special visit by Santa Claus himself.  Luckily he said everyone is on the nice list this year, including the staff!  Families made a read more …

December 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: December 14, 2016 1:00 pm
The following staff were nominated for this month's Above & Beyond Awards.  Winners of the drawing for a $25 gift card are Sandy Stewart, Deana Dozier, Janalyn Slick and Beth Crawford.  Congratulations, everyone, for your great read more …

Sponsor a Needy Child Before Dec. 12!

Posted on: November 22, 2016 4:00 pm
THANK YOU to all the companies and individuals who have sponsored a Giving Tree Child or Family this year! Items collected include clothing, food, cleaning supplies, gift cards, coats, shoes, toys and books.  As of 5pm today all of our families read more …

Police Visit Children in Classroom 6

Posted on: November 22, 2016 12:00 pm
Thanks to staff Alayna Khoury, a police officer brought his police vehicle to Child Focus for the children to be able to see one up close. The children really loved it. They were able to get into the vehicle and play around with the horn, siren, and radio to read more …

Child Focus Recognized by State for Juvenile Court Program

Posted on: November 22, 2016 10:00 am
In partnership with the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice and the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges, the Department of Youth Services is hosting a Community Recognition Awards Ceremony, which will take place at the 2016 Ohio read more …

Families Go to Disney on Ice!

Posted on: November 22, 2016 9:00 am
Tickets for Kids Charities recently gave tickets to see Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream to some of our Head Start  (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) families. Tiffany Jackson said, "It was simply amazing to be able to go to the show with my children. read more …

November 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: November 21, 2016 9:00 am
The following staff were nominated by their co-workers for this month's Above & Beyond awards.  Winners of the drawing were Sandra Alonso, Marcy Bruce, Cindy Garten and Stephanie Jamison.  Congratulations, all of you!  Sandra Alonso - This read more …

Child Focus CEO and Others Honored by NAMI for their Work in Mental Health

Posted on: September 30, 2016 12:00 pm
NAMI Southwest Ohio’s annual Evening of Hope brings together individuals living with mental illness, families, mental health professionals, elected officials, and other champions who directly improve the lives of those affected by mental illness.  read more …

September 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: September 30, 2016 11:10 am
These staff were nominated for the September Above & Beyond awards.  Winners of the drawing were Amber York, Danne McGuire, Linda Hickman and Bonnie Olds-Carson. Congratulations everyone for the great work you do! Marcy Bruce, Danielle Gibson, read more …

Help Us Throw a Party for Foster and Adoptive Children in Cincinnati!

Posted on: September 1, 2016 8:00 am
Child Focus, Inc. is looking for community partners to help with special events including a holiday party, a picnic during the summer, birthday parties and special occasion parties. The purpose of these events are to show love and support for these amazing read more …

Encourage the Heart Dinner

Posted on: August 31, 2016 4:00 pm
Thank you to those who attended and supported The Encourage the Heart Dinner sponsored by Lykins Energy Solutions, American Modern Insurance Group, Park National Bank, Southwest Ohio Equipment Services, Children’s Hospital Medical Center and PNC read more …

August 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: August 31, 2016 3:00 pm
The following staff were nominated for the August Above & Beyond Awards.  Winners of the drawing are Crystal Stanton and Christine Kiger.  Congratulations, everyone!   Cathy Beaver and Lara Bingham - With two staff in our classroom, read more …

Look Inside Early Childhood Day Treatment

Posted on: August 31, 2016 2:00 pm
Child Focus, Inc.’s Early Childhood Day Treatment program aims to provide a structured, therapeutic environment for the highest need preschoolers (ages 3-5). Through extensive staff training and low staff to student ratios (a maximum of 8 children are read more …

Thank You to School Supply Donors!

Posted on: August 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Thank you to those who donated school supplies to Child Focus! Companies listed below brought school supplies to the Eastern Area United Way Kickoff at American Modern Insurance Group. Child Focus will deliver school supplies to needy students in the over 80 read more …

Tablets for Preschoolers Focus of Clermont’s KLiCWow

Posted on: August 29, 2016 7:00 am
A collaborative effort in Clermont County could mean tablets and WowPouches in the hands of every 3- and 4-year-old in the county. The effort is called KLiCWow, which stands for Kids Learn Early in Clermont Wow! The program is in the pilot phase with 30 read more …

Child Focus Volunteers at Therapeutic Riding Facility

Posted on: August 26, 2016 9:00 am
Child Focus staff spent the day volunteering at Milestones Equestrian Achievement Program. Milestones is a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding program that serves individuals with disabilities. Milestones' goal is to improve cognitive, physical and read more …

Two Good Events for One Great Cause!

Posted on: July 13, 2016 1:00 pm
Child Focus had one great fundraising event in August and a golf outing coming up in October. The Charity Golf Classic, sponsored by Southern Ohio Equipment Services, Park National Bank, Ameritas Life Insurance and Ulmer & Berne LLP is on read more …

Child Focus Adopting Zero Suicide Approach to Care

Posted on: July 13, 2016 1:00 pm
In the coming year, Child Focus will be adopting the Zero Suicide approach to suicide care, a comprehensive approach developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. We believe this approach will read more …

Bubble Wrap Flags

Posted on: July 13, 2016 1:00 pm
Bubble Wrap American Flags By: Child Focus Classroom 10  -          Paper towel roll -          Bubble read more …

Fatherhood Event: Building Buddies Social

Posted on: July 13, 2016 12:00 pm
On June 15, 2016 Early Head Start  (EHS) families participated in a Fatherhood Event at Child Focus Training Center.  EHS Dads and children of all ages participated in our first "Building Buddies Social" to promote positive male involvement in read more …

Blood Drive July 29 at Child Focus

Posted on: July 13, 2016 12:00 pm
What a great Hoxworth Blood Center story from one of our parents!!! "My name is Kristen Henry and I am a Child Focus Head Start & Early Head Start Mom. I wanted to share my story to encourage you to give blood at the Child Focus Blood Drive on July 29. I read more …

Head Start Preschool Signups

Posted on: July 13, 2016 12:00 pm
Child Focus will be visiting the communities below to enroll children in the Clermont County Head Start program along with Kona Ice, who will be giving away free snow cones. Dates and times are listed below. Events will occur outside rain, or shine.   read more …

July 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: July 13, 2016 11:00 am
These staff members were nominated for this month's Above & Beyond Awards.  Winners of the drawing are Alma Boggs, Betsy Weiss, Linda Hickman, Shelly Baxter, Paul McDonald and Colette Ryan.  Congratulations all of you! Alma Boggs - Alma is a read more …

Preschool Students Display Art at Brazee Art Gallery

Posted on: June 17, 2016 2:00 pm
Brazee Street School of Glass celebrated their 6th Annual Kids Exhibition, "Our City", to showcase the work of over 600 students across Cincinnati who were inspired to share what makes their neighborhood and city special.  The children in Classroom read more …

Governor Signs Bill to Extend Ohio Foster Care Emancipation Age from 18 to 21

Posted on: June 17, 2016 2:00 pm
Child Focus Out of Home Care representatives were recently featured on 700-WLW to discuss House Bill 50.  On Monday, June 13, 2016, Governor John Kasich signed HB 50 known across public and private agencies as the “Fostering Connections read more …

CEC South Students Celebrate with Award Banquet

Posted on: June 17, 2016 1:50 pm
On May 10th, 2016 the CEC South educational program hosted their first luncheon/award banquet celebrating the positive characteristics of students in order to positively impact their mental health. There were 51 students present at the event and 65 guests read more …

Head Start Enrolling Now

Posted on: June 17, 2016 1:00 pm
Child Focus Head Start is enrolling Clermont County children now for the 2016-2017 school year, particularly in West Clermont, Williamsburg, CNE and Bethel areas.  Full day and part-day options are available for infants, toddlers and preschool age read more …

June 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: June 17, 2016 1:00 pm
These staff were nominated for the June Above & Beyond Awards.  Winners of the gift card drawing are Connie Bacon and Pam Weist.  Congratulations to all of you!   Connie Bacon - I have been off work for a little bit with my daughter read more …

Montgomery Road Open House

Posted on: June 17, 2016 1:00 pm
On June 8, Child Focus celebrated another Open House at their 4411 Montgomery Road, Suite 201 office in Norwood.  The event was well-attended and included a Ribbon Cutting with the Norwood and Cincinnati USA Regional Chambers and Rep. Driehaus.  read more …

Mt. Orab Open House

Posted on: May 27, 2016 12:50 pm
On May 19, Child Focus hosted The Brown County Chamber of Commerce and held its Open House and Ribbon Cutting in Mt. Orab.  Sen. Uecker, Rep. Green, Deanna Vietze, Director of the Brown County Board of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Ron read more …

Staff Above & Beyond May 2016

Posted on: May 27, 2016 12:00 pm
These staff were nominated by their co-workers for the May Above & Beyond Awards.  Winners of the drawing were Terri Drees and Katie Teixeira.  Congratulations to all of you!   Rachel Daniels - Rachel does an outstanding job with her read more …

School is Out!

Posted on: May 27, 2016 12:00 pm

Child Focus Child Care celebrated their last week of school with the Sunrock Farm Petting Zoo in the Butterfly Garden. 

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May is Foster Care Month Will Celebrate at the Red's Ballpark

Posted on: April 29, 2016 10:00 am
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and the Cincy Foster Care Collaborative celebrated along with children and families across the city on Thursday, May 19th at the Ballpark thanks to a generous donation of 1,300 Cincinnati Reds read more …

2016 Staff Retreat

Posted on: April 29, 2016 8:00 am
The Child Focus Staff Retreat is Friday, May 6th from 2-4 PM at Receptions Eastgate(Near Hobby Lobby/ Jungle Jim’s)4450 Eastgate Blvd.Cincinnati, OH 45245 2:00       Check-In/ Cookies, Fruit and Drinks will be available***There read more …

My Feelings are a Work of Art

Posted on: April 29, 2016 8:00 am
For over six years, Clermont County has celebrated National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day with My Feelings Are a Work of Art, during May, which is also Mental Health Month.  The initiative, raises awareness of children’s mental read more …

Child Focus Summer Programs

Posted on: April 29, 2016 8:00 am
Summer CampChild Focus has an amazing summer program for children grades K-2 and 3-5 at two convenient locations: WT and Amelia Elementary Schools!   Summer fun and learning include fun weekly themes, swimming, field trips, crafts, prizes and read more …

April 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: April 15, 2016 10:00 am
These staff members were nominated by their peers for the April Above & Beyond Awards.  Winners of the drawing for a gift card were Marsha Skaggs, Linda Cornwell and Alanna Hochberg.  Congratulations, all of you for your dedicated read more …

March 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: March 31, 2016 8:00 am
The following staff were nominated for the March Above & Beyond Awards.  Winners of the drawing for gift cards are Kim Johnson, Tonya Tyminski and Janalyn Slick, but congratulations to all of you who were nominated!  As one nomination stated, read more …

2016 Play & Learn Groups

Posted on: March 7, 2016 8:00 am
If you care for children in your home and are looking for new activities, the library is offering Play & Learn. These groups provide opportunities for children to learn and explore while playing with others birth to five.  All activities are read more …

February 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: February 22, 2016 9:00 am
These staff were nominated for the February Above & Beyond Awards by their co-workers.  Winners of the drawing for a gift card are Michelle Pendergrass and Teresa Fellinger.  Congratulations to all of you!  Angela Dunham - First of all, I read more …

Ohio' s Start Talking Helps Parents Talk to Kids About Drugs

Posted on: February 19, 2016 3:00 pm
Did You Know? 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. Two-thirds of teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family members and friends. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car read more …

Pat Pack's Retirement Party

Posted on: February 19, 2016 9:00 am
After 37 years there is so much we could talk about when it comes to Pat Pack, Child Focus Head Start Family & Community Partnerships Manager. We could share some stories that would make us laugh or cry or do both at the same time. From the Head Start read more …

Ohio Awards $9.1M to Strengthen Early Childhood Mental Health Services

Posted on: February 19, 2016 8:00 am
In an effort to promote healthy social and emotional development and school readiness among children age six and younger, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) today announced $9.1 million in funding that will benefit 75 read more …

Bilingual Preschool Pinata Party!

Posted on: January 8, 2016 12:30 pm

Child Focus Bilingual Preschool made and decorated their own piñatas for a party over the holidays.  The kids did a great job and had fun with this great project.

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Pat Pack is Retiring after 37 Years!

Posted on: January 8, 2016 12:00 pm
After 37 years at Child Focus, Pat Pack,  Family & Community Partnership Manager Extraordinaire for Clermont County Head Start, is retiring.  Please join us to celebrate Pat's retirement at Child Focus on Thursday, January 21 from 3pm-6pm at the read more …

New ESL Game Night

Posted on: January 8, 2016 12:00 pm
Do you speak English as a second language?  Do you like to play board games? Families and adults are welcome to join us for ESL Game Night designed to increase your confidence in speaking English in a casual, fun atmosphere!  Our youth staff will read more …

Get Your Taxes Done Free at Child Focus

Posted on: January 8, 2016 12:00 pm
If you and your family earned less than $62,000 in 2015 you may be eligible for free tax preparation assistance to help you save your money. Families earning less than $53,000 are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, which provides refundable read more …

Born Learning Academy Starts in February!

Posted on: January 8, 2016 11:00 am
Child Focus will be providing Born Learning Academy at WT Elementary for parents with children ages birth to five.  Born Learning Academy helps prepare children for Kindergarten by turning everyday moments into learning opportunities. Parents of young read more …

January 2016 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: January 8, 2016 9:00 am
The following staff were nominated for the January Above & Beyond Awards.  Winners of the gift card drawing were Leah Hirschauer, Kacie Smith and Lori Struyk.  Great work, all of you!  Betsy Weiss - I have taken Betsy's caseload as she read more …