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Children, Inc. Early Learning Center at Erlanger-Elsmere Schools gets 3-STAR rating from state Northern Kentucky Tribune 10/25/15

Cincinnati preschoolers get a taste of country life WLWT 10/21/15

Children, Inc. Child Care Program Earns 3-STAR Rating The River City News 10/20/15

People to Know in Nonprofits 2015:  Meet Rick Hulefeld of Children, Inc. Cincinnati Business Courier 9/18/15

Children, Inc. honors four with Imagining Tomorrow Awards for contribution to education, community Northern Kentucky Tribune 9/18/15

COLUMN:  Readers speak out after story about grandparents raising their grandchildren WCPO 9/11/15

Photos:  WEBN Fireworks as Seen from Children, Inc.’s Party at the Radisson The River City News 9/7/15

Because of heroin and other factors, more Northern Kentucky grandparents are raising their grandkids WCPO 9/1/15

Pre-K works is community/schools initiative to get children ready to learn in kindergarten WCPO 8/14/15

Children, Inc. to Host Special Conference in Covington The River City News 8/12/15

Dayton schools looking to improve scores by reaching students earlier cn|2 Pure Politics 7/14/15

Covington Throws a Bicentennial All-Star party Cincinnati Enquirer/Community Recorder 7/11/15

New Partnership, New Preschool Model for Dayton Schools Bellevue Dayton Sun 7/9/15

Dayton Schools, Children, Inc. Team Up for New Preschool The River City News 7/6/15

Early Learning Center expands Erlanger-Elsmere Schools Engage newsletter May 2015

Duke Energy announces 2014 Environmental Grant recipients  Duke Energy press release 12/4/14

New partnership doubles preschool and early childhood enrollment where it’s needed most WCPO 11/14/14

CCHMC’s Julie Elkus receives Children, Inc. award Express Cincinnati April 2014

Children, Inc. raised more than $90,000 at its annual fundraiser, Raising of the Green, on March 15 at the Bell Event Centre. More than 300 gathered at the sold out gala, which also featured the fifth annual Charity in Action Award presentation, given this year to Julie Elkus. More. Cincinnati Not-for-Profit News 3/20/14

The Leading Organizations of Greater Cincinnati 2014 Venue Magazine Winter 2014

Alumni on a Mission: Four local children’s organizations benefit from TMC grads in key positionsThomas More College Moreover Spring 2014

Gala honors tri-state woman for work in promoting literacy Local 12/WKRC 3/15/14

Children, Inc. honors long-time volunteer’s childcare and literacy efforts Soapbox Cincinnati 3/2/14

Three will receive two-headed calf award Community Recorder 2/27/14

Program cuts pull the rug out from families struggling to care for relatives’ kids cn|2 Politics 2/18/14

Cuts in child care aid hurting working poor Kentucky Enquirer 2/12/14

Guest Post: Montessori Principles at Home (by Heather Gerker) Family Friendly Cincinnati 2/10/14

Pre-K gaining support in both parties – but who will pay? Cincinnati Enquirer 2/4/14

Glenn O. Swing Kindergarten Students Make Fleece Scarves for Needy The River City News 1/30/14

Column: Children, Inc. wants all to thrive Community Recorder 1/30/14

Socializing Baby Cincinnati Family Magazine January 2014

NKY kids are better off than many across state Kentucky Enquirer 12/11/13

Will Consumers Purchase From Social Enterprises? New Survey Shows Promise  See Change Magazine 12/3/13

NKY families struggling after cuts to child-care aid  Kentucky Enquirer 11/23/13

Family child care: hidden treasures of the community Cincinnati Enquirer 10/24/13

What it’s like to live with mommy’s depression Cincinnati Enquirer 10/19/13

Nonprofit Produces Children’s Songs About Pro-Social Behavior Cincinnati CityBeat 10/16/13

Growing Sound: Delivering Positive Messages Through Music 91.7 WVXU’s “Local Exposure” 10/12/13

Photos: Magic of Art in Mainstrasse Village The River City News 10/6/13

Growing Sound creates new anti-bullying strategy using music Soapbox Cincinnati 10/1/13

Magic of Art Festival 2013 Family Friendly Cincinnati 9/11/13

From Pre-K to Pretty Amazing  Community Recorder 8/15/13

New coalition aims to brighten children’s smiles
Fox19 8/8/13

NKY health, educators want healthy smiles for kids  Northern  Kentucky Enquirer 8/8/13

Father returns help he received with kids  Kentucky Enquirer 6/16/13



Children inc. [sic] Invites Public to Discuss Kentucky Childcare Assistance Program Cuts 89.7 WNKU 7/23/13

Child care squeeze to hit hundreds of NKY families Kentucky Enquirer 7/1/13

Covington Organization Rep to Speak in Frankfort Against Child Care Cuts River City News 5/20/13

Pre-K education on the front burner  Cincinnati Enquirer 4/26/13

Tri-State education initiatives already at work to expand quality preschool for region’s kids  WCPO  2/13/13

1,200 NKY children may lose day care  Cincinnati Enquirer  2/6/13

Rally for child care funds scheduled  Cincinnati Enquirer  2/6/13

Low-Income Families Hit by State Cuts to Child Care  River City News 2/4/13


Merger with VISIONS Community Services (Now Visions Early Learning Center of Children, Inc.)

Children, Inc. merges with VISIONS, extends reach to Ohio  Soapbox Cincinnati 4/23/13

Children, Inc., VISIONS merge operations Cincinnati Business Courier  3/20/13


Raising of the Green

Raising of the Green Venue Magazine Social Scene Gallery 2013/2014

Simmons receives Visions’ Charity in Action Award  Express Cincinnati 5/1/13

Children, Inc. and Visions Community Services hold annual gala  Cincinnati Business Courier 4/26/13

Marcia H. Simmons of VISIONS Community Services receives fourth annual Charity in Action Award  The Cincinnati Herald 4/13/13

Marcia H. Simmons, the founder and retiring executive director of VISIONS, has received the Fourth Annual Charity in Action Award in recognition of her 25 years of innovative leadership in the education of teen mothers and their pre-kindergarten children to help families break the cycle of poverty.  Cincinnati Not-For-Profit News  4/4/13

Woman Who Led Merger With Children, Inc. to Be Honored River City News 3/22/13

Founder of VISIONS to be honored at annual Raising of the Green fundraiser in Cincinnati KYForward  3/21/13

Children, Inc., VISIONS merge operations Cincinnati Business Courier  3/20/13

Service Learning

Holmes High Day of Service pays it forward  Cincinnati Enquirer 4/26/13

Pupils create a ‘Giving’ school  Cincinnati Enquirer  1/6/13


Our Centers

Top of the List:  Largest Tri-State Child Care Centers  Cincinnati Business Courier  1/4/13


Growing Sound

Nonprofit produces songs to build social skills in kids  Cincinnati Enquirer 6/8/13

Song builds success  South Kenton Recorder Guest Column 5/30/13