May, 2017 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
The week before our Annual FREE Children's Faire always feels like the days leading up to an exciting holiday. Staff at 4Cs are buzzing with preparations and excitement, entertainers are fine-tuning their performances, agency partners are gearing up for a busy day, and the fire department is shining up their big red fire engine that will be visiting the Faire. Every year I look forward to greeting hundreds families at the entrance with a bag of goodies and a smile. This year, we are exited to get your blood pumping with the addition of a huge inflatable obstacle course and bouncy house for kids young and old. Visit our event page for up-to-the-minute information about the day, view our agency video with a sneak peak from last year's Children's Faire, and be sure to say "hi" as you enter our Children's Faire this Saturday. I'll be at the Welcome Table with a special goody bag just for you! 

In Partnership,

Renee S. Herzfeld

P.S. Thank you to all who participated in East Bay Gives and donated to 4Cs of Alameda County on May 4th. With your help, we raised more than $1,150 for our programs supporting families, children, and child care providers in Alameda County! Missed East Bay Gives? You can always donate to 4Cs on our website.
4Cs' 15th Annual FREE Children's Faire THIS Saturday!
May 20, 2017, 10am-1pm  
22351 City Center Drive, Hayward

The 15th Annual FREE Children's Faire is this Saturday! Join us for a day of entertainment, community information, free book giveaways, door prizes, jumpy house and inflatable obstacle course and more!
Thank you to our incredible sponsors and donors for making the Faire FREE for our community members:
Osorio Insurance agency
C'est La Vie Social & Civic Club
Tevis Insurance
Schelia Green
Lily Rodriguez (Lily's Kids)
In-Kind Donors
Half Price Books
Need Support for Your Family Child Care Business?
4Cs Child Care Initiative Project Now Enrolling

If you live in Fremont, Hayward, Union City, or unincorporated areas of Alameda County, AND if you meet low income guidelines, 4Cs can help you start or build your family child care business !
We provide: assistance in completing the licensing application process, free training on business practices and quality child care, tips on how to set up your home environment, and reimbursements for some start-up costs.
Training, resources, and individualized  consultation are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Generous support for 4Cs' Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is provided by the CA Department of Education and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from Alameda County, Fremont, Hayward and Union City .
We are enrolling now! To find out more, contact: Arlene Sandoval,, 510.584.3134 , or Iris Lin,, 510.584.3117 .

CCIP Graduates Celebrate Program Completion in 2016

Thank You, VITA Volunteers
A VERY Successful VITA Season

We want to thank our team of volunteers for another successful tax filing season!  Our volunteers put in hours of study and certification long before working with clients during our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site open season. Each volunteer works a total of 95 - 100 hours during the tax season. Many of our volunteers have been with us for over 5 years because they love what they do! 
Combined, they filed 352 tax returns,  resulting in $558,048.00 in refunds to the community of Alameda County! So cheers to you, volunteers! 
Please check our website early next year for site hours, a list of what you need to bring, and if you would like to join our team of volunteers in helping give back to our community.
Register Now for Upcoming Trainings at 4Cs
Training Opportunities Available
6/10/17, 9am-5pm

7/29/17, 9am-5pm

8/26/17, 9am-5pm 

7/8/17, 9am-5pm

7/22/17, 9am-5pm