December, 2017 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
As the year ends and 2017 comes to a close, I look back on the past 12 months with pride. I'm proud of our state and county in continuing to push for rights for all families in Alameda County to have access to quality, affordable early care and education. I'm proud of 4Cs of Alameda County in staying true to our mission of developing and coordinating resources to strengthen families and children while continuing to focus on the vision we have for our agency that by 2020, 4Cs of Alameda County will be known for providing innovative, comprehensive programs and leading community collaborations that empower all families to thrive. I am also unbelievably proud of our 4Cs staff for working tirelessly with parents, child care providers, and community members to ensure access to child care, quality support, resources, health and nutrition services, and free tax preparation and filing is available to all Alameda County families. Lastly, I am proud of you. Our supporters, funders, community members, families, and child care providers are key to our success - so thank you! To find out more about our accomplishments this year, please view our 2017 Impact Report. We look forward to celebrating 45 years of 4Cs serving the Alameda County community in the new year. 
With Pride,

Renee S. Herzfeld
In Loving Memory
Celebrating the Life and Light of Linda Bringman

For more than a decade Linda Bringman dedicated her professional life to 4Cs of Alameda County. Starting out as a 4Cs' Training Coordinator, Linda was responsible for offering hundreds of informative and impactful workshops for early care and education professionals. In her later years at 4Cs, Linda managed Provider Programs in 4Cs' Resource and Referral department, helping child care providers increase the quality of their programs, begin or expand their child care business, and provide any and all support they needed. Linda always had a smile on her face, an open door, an ear to listen, and was always a willing walking partner for her colleagues at 4Cs. She was passionate about the care and education of young children and supporting families, and was active in many groups including the East Bay Association for the Education of Young Children. In fall of 2016, Linda retired from 4Cs to be closer to her daughter and newborn granddaughter in Chicago. In a devastating accident, Linda passed away Thanksgiving weekend this year. Her spirit, smile, and influence on the ECE community in Alameda County will be missed but never forgotten. 4Cs has created a memorial on our Facebook Page in honor of Linda. We welcome you to leave a memory, story, or picture that will be shared with Linda's loved ones. 
4Cs is Hiring
Career Opportunities at 4Cs
Join our team of dedicated, energetic, and caring professionals. 4Cs was recognized by the NonProfit Times as a " 2017 Best Nonprofits to Work" click on the article to learn more. More opportunities at 4Cs are coming soon! Check our "Careers at 4Cs" webpage to stay up-to-date on available job openings.

Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Eating for Lunch
Help is Available to Ensure Your Child Eats Healthy Meals in Child Care
Why should your child care provider participate in the Child Care Food Program?
* Busy parents do not have to pack lunches or snacks
* Child care providers receive support and reimbursement to provide nutritious meals and snacks
* 4Cs' Nutrition Specialists regularly visit the child care home to observe meals and share tips
* Children will receive healthy meals, develop healthy eating habits and participate in nutrition education activities
Tell your Child Care Provider about this FREE Program!  Give them the 4Cs' Health and Nutrition phone number and we can sign them up today: 510-584-3105.
What your child eats affects her growth, brain development and ability to learn. Starting your child on a healthy diet when they are young is critical.

Thank you for a Successful #GivingTuesday 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Thank you to our generous community members for your support of 4Cs of Alameda County during this year's #GivingTuesday. Between Facebook fundraisers by 4Cs Facebook friends, and online donations, 4Cs of Alameda County raised more than $800! If you missed out on #GivingTuesday but would still like to donate to 4Cs of Alameda County, it's not too late! View all of the different ways to give to 4Cs on our website. Thank you for your support!   

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