June, 2019 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director

With Memorial Day behind us -- as well as a quite intense heat wave -- it's safe to say that it is officially summer. With that in mind, I encourage you to fully embrace this season and everything it has to offer you and your family. 

Take advantage of more hours of daylight; reduced, more commuter-friendly traffic; school breaks, allowing for flexibility for day trips or more distant travels; or just a break from your regular routine.  When we take time to rest and rejuvenate, we return with increased stamina, clarity of thought and effectiveness. 

Ironically, for many of us, it takes discipline to actually relax, unplug and enjoy life with our families or on our own. But I encourage you to make that effort.  Alameda County has lovely places for a refreshing walk: Lake Merritt, San Leandro Marina, Lake Chabot or Lake Elizabeth, just to name a few. For family adventures, consider visiting Oakland Zoo or Sulphur Creek

San Francisco's Academy of Sciences currently has a wonderful exhibit: Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity, that I know you'll enjoy.

If you can't get away, simply reading a book can be a great escape. Many of us read to our children every day, but we've forgotten the pleasure of reading for our own enjoyment. Take some time to pick up a book -- read and feel the pages in your hands. Or listen to an audible book, it's like story time for grown-ups! 

In these days of constant stimulation, we should also practice the art of doing nothing. Whether you choose to stay busy with friends and family or do nothing at all, on behalf of the staff at 4Cs, we wish you a pleasant and refreshing summer season.
Be well,
Renee S. Herzfeld
Executive Director
Community Closet Free Open House this Saturday
Saturday, June 22, 10am - 2pm 

Families shop for free! Join us at our Oakland location (8105 Edgewater Dr., #271) or in Hayward (22351 City Center Dr., #200). We'll have gently used and new items just for you: Infant clothing, crib, walker and additional baby items; adult & children's clothing; children's books; shoes and accessories; diapers & baby wipes and much more. 

Thanks to our Special Event Teachers
Ready to join the team?
Thank you to our fantastic Special Event teachers who have supported our Resource and Referral Department and HPN programming. This team is dedicated to providing fun, high quality, developmentally appropriate child care for a range of ages. 

Would you like to join the team? We need more teachers to provide on-call child care in South Hayward during the day. Please call 510 584 3105 for more information.
4Cs Toddler Play & Learn
Sign up for our next session! 
4Cs HPN Toddler Play and Learn class recently wrapped up its 10-week session for caregivers and their children ages 18 months to 4 years old, held at Eden Youth and Family Center in South Hayward. 

Caregivers and their children participated in weekly classes and activities to promote social, cognitive, and physical development of their toddlers. Starting soon, 4Cs will offer another bilingual 10-week session for HPN residents at the Student Information and Assessment Center (SIAC). Please call 510 584 3105 for more information.

Congratulations to Parent Promise Academy Graduates
Hayward Promise Neighborhood Programs Available in Spanish and English  
On June 6, the third cohort of parents and caregivers graduated from our Hayward Promise Neighborhood Parent Promise Academy. These parents and caregivers attended Abriendo Puertas curriculum classes for nine weeks to learn child development, positive parenting practices, navigating school systems and more. 

Their hard work was celebrated with a graduation ceremony, pan dulce, and books for their children!

4Cs offers special programs to HPN residents in English and Spanish. Call 510 584 3105 for more info.
Child Care Provider Self-Care  Conference
Early Educators enjoyed a well-earned day for themselves
On June 1st a full house of hard-working early educators joined us at the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center in Castro Valley for our Child Care Provider Self-Care Conference, a day to recharge and rejuvenate. 

Providers enjoyed a fun-filled day focused on taking care of themselves through yoga/stretching, gardening, mindful journaling, painting and much more. We were pleased to offer sessions in English, Spanish and Mandarin. 

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.

Register Now for Upcoming Trainings at 4Cs
Training Opportunities Available
7/20/19, 9am-5pm
7/27/19, 9am-5pm

中文心肺復甦術和急救課程 (CPR & First Aid Chinese)
8/10/19, 9am-5pm

8/10/19, 9am-5pm

8/24/19, 9am-5pm

View our entire Trainings Calendar HERE