July, 2016 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
On June 19th, the City of Hayward, in partnership with  Hayward Promise Neighborhood and  Made in Hayward, was put in the national spotlight. Dozens of representatives from the city made their way to Denver to take part in the All-American City Awards, a prestigious honor awarded to 10 cities a year that are "celebrated [as] the best in American civic innovation... [the award] shines a spotlight on trail-blazing efforts to bring all aspects of the community together to tackle the most pressing local issues." After months of hard work and dedication, the City of Hayward was announced as one of the ten 2016 National Civic League's All-American Cities

While many of the partnerships in Hayward were cited as crucial to the success of the city, Hayward Promise Neighborhood was specifically noted as a critical piece of Hayward's success in winning the award. The collective impact that has happened over the past five years, with 4Cs of Alameda County at the helm of HPN's Early Learning Network, is a testament to the dedication by 4Cs staff and those in partnering agencies. 

Congratulations to the City of Hayward, Hayward Promise Neighborhood, 4Cs of Alameda County, and all those that work to make our communities stronger and better for the next generation.

Be Well,

Renee S. Herzfeld, Executive Director
Child Care Payment Assistance Families
What You Need to Know This Summer
  • If you're a participant on the CalWORKs Stage I program, and you need child care service because you are continuing your education through the summer session, be sure to advise your Employment Counselor that you will need full-time care during the summer months. We support and applaud your efforts and want to ensure that nothing interferes with your success.
  • When the summer fun has come and gone, be sure to update your Case Specialist with your child's bell schedule when they return to school. This ensures that your child will have the appropriate coverage for child care.
  • Your child care services  are vital in enabling your continued success, please note when it's time for you to recertify your eligibility.

Need to contact 4Cs' staff directly? You can find the 4Cs' Staff Directory here


Congratulations THRIVE Graduates
Oakland Parents Complete Life-Changing Course at 4Cs

On Wednesday, June 29th, parents and their little ones, alongside 4Cs of Alameda County staff and coach Diedre Goree, gathered for the final course and completion celebration of THRIVE!: An Empowerment and Education Series for Parents. The pilot program held at 4Cs' Oakland Office was a resounding success, offering 13 evening workshops ranging from "Who's in My Village and Why" and "Talking Instead of Yelling" to 31 adult participants, many attending most of the classes. Each evening began with a family-style dinner, while participants' children  received child care during the classes. A special thank you to the Despeaux Good Works Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation and Wells Fargo for making this pilot program free for all participants. Congratulations to our fantastic families for your participation and dedication to thriving!    
Stencil Rental to Encourage Physical Activity
A New Opportunity for Child Care Providers

4Cs of Alameda County is now offering fun tools to promote physical activity! Physical activity and movement are vital for a child's development and they lay the foundation for a healthy and active life.
Child care and preschool site directors can check out 4Cs lending library of Playground Stencils! The stencils consist of Animals, Letters, Shapes, Numbers, Hopscotch, Words, and Curved Path- Fruits and Vegetables and Traffic Signals coming soon. You can see many of them here All you need is paint, paint brushes, chalk, space, gloves, cleaning supplies and an enthusiastic team of painters!
Read about all of the details on the  Stencil Request Form, and contact Vicki at (510) 690-2151 or vickil@4c-alameda.org with any questions.
The children will love their colorful new play area!

Job Opportunities at 4Cs
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Full-time Positions
HR Representative (Hayward)
Receptionist (Oakland)

Part-time Positions