December, 2016 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
December is upon us and 2016 is quickly coming to an end. As I take a moment to reflect on the past year, I feel grateful for our wonderful Alameda County community who, through 2016's trials and tribulations, has come together to support our children and families, neighbors and friends. Here at 4Cs, we've accomplished so much as you read about last month in our 2016 Annual Report. So many lives touched, families assisted, children cared for, classrooms enriched, and child care providers educated because of our wonderful 4Cs staff, supporters, and community.  Thank you!
Thank you for joining us at our trainings, participating in workshops, engaging in parenting classes and playgroups. Thank you for attending orientations, feeding children in your care healthy, nutritious meals, and turning in timecards and menus. Thank you for enjoying our Children's Faire, following us on Facebook, and visiting our website. Thank you for attending VITA nights and referring friends and family to us for CalFresh enrollment assistance. Thank you for participating in East Bay Gives, #GivingTuesday, and for reading our newsletters. Thank you for sharing  4Cs' programs and services  with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. YOU are what makes 4Cs of Alameda County a successful family resource agency serving every family in our community for 44 years.  

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and very happy new year!
Be Well,

Renee S. Herzfeld  
Annual Training Opportunity for Family Child Care Providers
Few Spaces Still Available for Workshops THIS WEEKEND

Are you interested in improving your child care environment?  How you arrange your child care's environment had a direct impact on children's learning and development. Here is a great opportunity to learn how to improve the quality of your program and assess your environment using the Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS) tool. A few more spots are available!  
Come reflect on how you support children's healthy development through:  Use of space and furnishings, i mplementation of personal care routines a ctivities and interactions and p rogram structure.  Participants receive a FCCERS book FREE (a $24 value).
Do not miss this opportunity to attend this important training; it will not be offered for at least another year!
English: Saturday, December 17th, 9-noon in Hayward: To register for FCCERS in English click here or contact Alison Mora, , 510.584.3114
Español: Sábado, Diciembre 17, 12:30-3:30pm en Hayward: Para registrarse en Español para FCCERS haga clic aquí o contacte a Arlene Sandoval,, 510.584.3134
Child Care Payment Assistance Slots Available
Immediate Openings for Southern Alameda County Families

Parents: Need Help Paying for Child Care?

You may qualify immediately for help with child care costs if: --- You are on Cash Aid 


- You are off Cash Aid within the last 24 months AND 

-You are working, attending school, or in an approved CalWORKS activity 


- If you are a working parent, you meet the low income requirements. 


Sign up today! Call 4Cs at 510-584-3101.

Padres: ¿Necesita Ayuda para Pagar por el Cuidado de sus Niños? 
Usted puede calificar inmediatamente para ayuda con el costo de el cuidado de sus niños si: 
- Usted esta recibiendo ayuda en effectivo (Cash Aid) 
- Usted no ha utilizado ayuda en effectivo (Cash Aid) dentro de los últimos 24 meses 
- Estas trabajando, asistiendo a la escuela, o en una actividad aprobadao por CalWORKS. 
- Usted cumple con los requisites de bajos recursos. 

¡Inscríbase hoy! Llamar a 4Cs al 510-584-3101.
Free Tax Preparation and Filing
VITA Season begins in January
Taxes are hard, we make it easy! Our volunteers are excited and Ready to help you with your 2016 Tax Return. 4Cs VITA Tax Site opens on January 27th at 5pm, and will be open every Thursday evening until April 15th. We also have drop off tax preparation services Monday - Friday 10am -4pm. Get your forms and papers together now, see below for a complete list. 
Please Note for ALL RETURNING AND NEW CLIENTS: You must bring all documents listed below.  We have a new tax software system this year that ALL information will need to be re-entered.
Bring your:
  • Social Security Card or ITIN for each person on your tax return
  • Photo ID for each person on your tax return
  • W-2s from all jobs held in 2016
  • All 1099s, 1098s and any other tax forms
  • Savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit
  • Last year's tax return
  • Child care provider information
  • Landlord's name, address and phone number for CA renter's credit
  • Your household's health coverage information (1095-A, B or C)
Find out more information here
Register Now for Upcoming Trainings at 4Cs
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