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Annetta F. Rutland is the Strategic Director of Quality Programs at 4C for Children, a Cincinnati non-profit that serves as an advocate and resource for high-quality early childhood education and care. She has been with the agency for more than 30 years. Her current responsibilities include serving as a liaison to Child Care Aware, heading up Family Child Care Health & Safety Training and assisting providers in starting child care centers or family child care businesses. She manages 10 staff and is responsible for recruitment, training and supervision, fiscal oversight, program accountability and provider trainings.
In 2014, she started recruiting unaffiliated child care centers for the federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). To date, she has helped recruit 25 child care centers for participation in the CACFP.
In her many years of experience she has been instrumental in helping 4C and family child care providers adapted to changing landscapes in child care regulations at both local and state levels. As director she worked with her team and the finance director on a plan to develop a series of trainings for new family child providers that includesFamily Child Care Orientation,How to Maximize Your Dollar>s (tax workshop),How to Market Your Business, and How to Establish Personal Insurance Benefits. She has also supervised two AmeriCorp members who led a special literacy project for CACFP child care providers, developing literacy packets for use with infants to school age children.
Ms. Rutland has been nominated and has served on state and national boards of directors for CACFP. With her number of years of experience in management with CACFP, Ms. Rutland has helped make 4C a leader in the state of Ohio.