June, 2018 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
Tuesday, June 5th was primary election day and an opportunity for Alameda County voters to make a history and pass Measure A, a half percent sales tax increase county-wide that would provide much needed access to high quality early care and education for our county's youngest learners. Unfortunately, after all of the ballots were counted, Measure A landed just .4% short of the two-thirds needed to pass. While the result is a small step back for child advocates, the campaign, the momentum, the 215,000 voters that voted yes on A, and the widespread knowledge about the importance of early care and education are all empowering and encouraging. Our work to provide quality, affordable, accessible care is not done. You can still make a difference! Get involved by joining Parent Voices, writing to and meeting with your elected officials and sharing how important child care is for our community, businesses, families, and providers, giving your time, talent, or donations to a local nonprofit, like 4Cs of Alameda County, who are on the front lines of providing child care resources and support for families and child care providers.

Stay tuned for the next steps in our effort to increase quality and access to child care county-wide. Know that we appreciate you for being at the front lines for our community's families, we are right there with you. 
 
Onward,

Renee S. Herzfeld
Children's Faire a Resounding Success!
Record Attendance Celebrating 45 Years

On May 19th, 4Cs of Alameda County hosted their 16th Annual Free Children's Faire. An event for the entire family, this year 1,500 guests joined 4Cs to celebrate the agency's 45th anniversary while enjoying wonderful entertainment, fun activities, information from community agencies, and more! You can see photos from the event HERE. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing you at next year's Children's Faire!

Prescott Circus Theatre encouraged smiles all around!

Thank you to our incredible event sponsors:

Presenting

Champion
PC Investments
Hero
Manigeh Nadimi
Donor
Elika Heir
Support Program Enrolling for Potential and Current Family Child Care Providers
Now Enrolling New CCIP Participants  

Beginning in July, 4Cs will start enrolling new participants for the CCIP project year 2018-19 . If you live in Fremont, Union City, Hayward, or unincorporated areas of Alameda County, AND if you meet low income guidelines, we 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 coaching/consultation are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Project funding is provided by CA Department of Education, Alameda County, and the cities of Fremont, Union City and Hayward. To find out more, contact: Arlene Sandoval at  arlenes@4c-alameda.org  or(510) 584.3134.
Ms. Suellen, a CCIP participant, shares her family child care's reading corner
Join 4Cs for 45th Anniversary Reception
Save the Date

On Thursday evening, September 13th, 4Cs of Alameda County will celebrate 45 years serving our community. The celebration will be an evening reception for supporters and friends of 4Cs. Tickets will be available in early August at www.4calameda.org,  we hope that you can join us. 


4Cs is Hiring
Career Opportunities at 4Cs

Join our team of dedicated, energetic, and caring professionals. Click here to find out why 4Cs was recognized by the NonProfit Times as a " 2017 Best Nonprofits to Work." More opportunities at 4Cs are coming soon! Check our " Career Opportunities at 4Cs" webpage to stay up-to-date on available job openings.

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Register Now for Upcoming Trainings at 4Cs
Training Opportunities Available

6/23/18,  9am-5pm

7/7/18, 9am-5pm

7/28/18, 9am-5pm

8/11/18, 9am-5pm

8/25/18, 9am-5pm

View the entire Summer Trainings Calendar   HERE