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Blog Entries - 2018

#Foster4ChildFocus

Posted on: June 29, 2018 1:00 pm
Child Focus will be starting a foster parent recruitment effort with sign postings and #Foster4ChildFocus.  There is absolutely a critical need for foster homes, particularly because of the rise in opoiod use.  Forty-five percent more children are read more …

Child Focus Business Woman Honored by Chamber

Posted on: June 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Child Focus Chief Operating Officer, Sandy Lock, was one of the nominees for Business Woman of the Year.  The Clermont Chamber of Commerce proudly announced finalists of the prestigious 2018 Women’s Business Awards.  These recipients were read more …

Exploring BUGS

Posted on: June 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Early Head Start Classroom Four loves to explore all that the Butterfly Garden has to offer our little adventurers!  Today we were on a bug hunt in the Butterfly Garden.  We found many bugs including ants, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, roly read more …

June 2018 Above & Beyond/Hat's Off

Posted on: June 29, 2018 11:00 am
The following staff were nominated for the Above and Beyond Award for the month of June.   The winners for the drawing of the $25.00 dollar gift card are: Alex Carlotta and Amber Athey. Congratulations to all!! Alex Carlotta: I would like to read more …

Child Focus Staffs Red's Rookie Success League 2018

Posted on: June 29, 2018 11:00 am
Several Child Focus Mental Health staff staffed The Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL), a free, coed, character-building summer baseball program, enters its sixteenth summer in Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country in June. The Reds Rookie Success League is read more …

CEC South Students Celebrate Character Awards

Posted on: May 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Several Child Focus Mental Health staff staffed The Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL), a free, coed, character-building summer baseball program, enters its sixteenth summer in Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country in June. The Reds Rookie Success League is read more …

Longtime Advocate for Children and Families Retiring in June

Posted on: May 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Sandy Lock, long-time executive for Child Focus, Inc., will be retiring at the end of June.  Sandy’s expertise and leadership has been invaluable in helping Child Focus, Inc. grow and diversify in early learning, community mental health and foster read more …

Child Focus Exceeds National Benchmarks in Early Learning

Posted on: May 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Regardless of ability, all children benefit from being in warm, supportive environments where they can develop strong relationships with their teachers and peers.  Child Focus Head Start preschools are leaders at the national level for these read more …

May 2018 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: May 23, 2018 11:20 am
These staff members were nominated for the May Staff Above and Beyond Award. The winners of the drawing this month are Kaitlyn Hogue, Mindy Frizzell and Sharon Boh.  Congratulations to all!! Sandy Stewart, Marlene Jewell and Brenda Wise: Several times read more …

Parent Pathways Party

Posted on: May 23, 2018 11:00 am
Parent Pathways Party  Join us for a night of food and family fun to learn more about our NEW Education and Career Exploration Program, funded by United Way.  We would love to hear YOUR thoughts and input as we embark on this exciting new read more …

Child Focus Goes to the Zoo

Posted on: April 30, 2018 12:00 pm

Child Focus Head Start Classroom at CNE received a grant from the Cincinnati Zoo that got all of our kids in for free. We also took part in a Close Encounter where the kids learned about animal adaptions.  Thank you, Cincinnati Zoo!

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Build Skills Over the Summer!

Posted on: April 30, 2018 12:00 pm
For Qualifying, incoming Clermont County Kindergartners students with no prior or limited preschool experience Building Skills for School Success June 12 - July 26, 2018 (7 Weeks) Space is limited—children will be prioritized based on educational need. read more …

April 2018 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: April 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Hello, the following staff were nominated for the Child Focus Staff Above and Beyond Award for the month of April. The winners for the $25.00 gift card this month are: Loryn Peace, Tosha Swafford, Beth Crawford and Jackie Leicht.  Congratulations to read more …

Child Focus Provides Mental Health at Wolves Health Center

Posted on: March 30, 2018 11:00 am
Child Focus, Inc. is proud to partner with West Clermont School District and HealthSource of Ohio in the newly constructed School-based Health Center which opened February 5, 2018.   These are not new partnerships.  We have had mental health read more …

Staff Above & Beyond March 2018

Posted on: March 30, 2018 10:00 am
The following staff members were nominated for the March Above and Beyond Award The winners for the $25.00 gift cards this month are Katherine Pedigo, Angel Stewart, Linda Hickman and Amy Dail. Congratulations to all!!!   Hannah Althaus, read more …

Community Women Say Thanks to CFI Staff with Valentine's

Posted on: February 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Two community business women wanted to thank Child Focus for their amazing work with children, families and adults over 2017 so they put together 350 valentine bags for staff for Valentine's Day.  They even included two extra Valentine read more …

How Child Focus Advances the Mariemont Experience

Posted on: February 28, 2018 1:00 pm
One of the markers of the Mariemont Experience is the personalized opportunity presented to each student in the district. In alignment with Destination 2026, Mariemont City Schools is committed to turning schooling into an event in which students are deeply read more …

Child Focus Partners with Dentist for 25th Year

Posted on: February 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Going to the dentist can be scary, but 11-year-old Gauge White is all smiles when he sees Dr. Jim Pierce at the Amelia East Family Dentistry.   February is Children's Dental Health Month, according to the American Dental Association, and read more …

Free Young Rembrandt Classes to Celebrate 30 Years!

Posted on: February 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Free Drawing Classes to Celebrate 30 Years of Art Education  Young Rembrandts is celebrating 30 years of teaching children to draw across the nation! To celebrate and give back to our communities, Young Rembrandts has partnered with Child Focus and is read more …

February 2018 Staff Above & Beyond

Posted on: February 28, 2018 12:00 pm
The following staff members were nominated for the February Above and Beyond Awards.  The winners for the drawing of the gift cards are: Terri Drees, Deanna Dozier, Desiree Marler and Tracy Devaux. Congratulations to all!!  Abi read more …

January 2018 Staff Above & Beyond/ Hat's Off

Posted on: January 30, 2018 9:20 am
The following staff members were nominated for the January Above and Beyond Award and Hat’s Off. The winners for the drawing of the $ 25.00 dollar gift card are: Brittney Bray, Colleen Rizzo, Shelly Brazier, Ren Sturgill, Amy Crawford and Jill read more …

Norwood Services Available Now!

Posted on: January 30, 2018 9:00 am
Child Focus' Norwood Office is located at 4411 Montgomery Road, Suite 201.  Office hours are Mon.-Thurs. 12pm-8:30pm and Fri. 8am-4:30pm.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 685-5040.  Services focus on promoting read more …

Summerside Head Start Goes to the Library

Posted on: January 30, 2018 9:00 am
Summerside Head Start children went on a field trip to the Union Township Library where they heard a story and made a craft.  The children had a fun time exploring the library and all the resources it offered. One of the children brought their parent and read more …

Giving Tree Thanks!

Posted on: January 30, 2018 9:00 am
More families were helped this year than any year by the Giving Tree: 138 families with 411 children.  Thank you so much to our amazing current and former staff and board members, their families and local businesses: Rumpke US read more …

Companies Thank Child Focus Staff with Cookies

Posted on: January 30, 2018 8:40 am
Two community business women wanted to thank Child Focus for their amazing work with children, families and adults over 2017 so they baked and purchased cookies to give out to all 350 staff over the holidays with the enclosed note:  IN read more …

Free Tax Prep at Child Focus

Posted on: January 23, 2018 11:00 am
Free Tax Preparation at Child Focus Child Focus, Inc. provides space for a volunteer site on Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Feb 1-April 12, 2018  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Child Focus, Inc.  Training Center 4633 Aicholtz Road (Same location, new read more …

Same Location, New Address!

Posted on: January 9, 2018 12:50 pm
Same Location, New Address!  Effective immediately, Child Focus Inc. 555 and 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike has been changed to: 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike (old address) is now 4633 Aicholtz Road  Cincinnnati, OH 45244 555 read more …