August, 2018 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
In 1972 the average cost of a house was $27,500, gas cost 55 cents a gallon, and the Watergate scandal was on the minds of many Americans. Here in Alameda County 1972 was the year Community Child Care Coordinating Council was founded. For more than four decades, 4Cs has provided child care resources, referrals, payment assistance, as well as educational programs for parents and providers. We have grown our programs to provide wrap around services like free tax preparation and CalFresh enrollment assistance to help families thrive. Our agency is at the forefront of advocacy and champions for change and are so lucky to be a part of such a bright, engaging, energized, and diverse community. As we conclude our 45th year serving Alameda County, I want to personally invite you to join me, our Board of Directors, staff, supporters, and community members to 4Cs' 45th Anniversary Celebration Reception on September 13th. The evening promises to be an enjoyable one with good food, drinks, an engaging community panel, and a few surprises. Register here and join us as we celebrate the past 45 years and toast to many more decades of nurturing the nurturers - and the little ones they care for and love -Alameda County!     

Be Well,

Renee S. Herzfeld

4Cs Helps Parents at Back to School Time
Free Child Care Information and Referral for Families in Southern Alameda County
Back to School time can be a stressful period for many families. Preparing children for school usually involves extra shopping, scheduling check ups, making carpool arrangements and filling out loads of paperwork. On top of all these activities, many parents are faced with having to find child care for before and after school hours. They may also have younger children who are not in school and need full-day care.
4Cs of Alameda can take some of the stress out of this hectic time. Our experienced referral specialists are available Monday through Friday to help parents find child care for children of all ages. We provide referrals to child care centers, family child care homes, nursery schools, school-age programs, summer day camps and in-home care.
Here's how 4Cs child care referral program works:
4Cs child care information and referral services are FREE to all parents looking for child care in Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, San Leandro, San Lorenzo or Union City.  4Cs referral specialists will ask you about your specific child care needs and use our comprehensive database, My Child Care Plan, to find child care programs that match your request. In most cases, we are able to give you at least three referrals.
4Cs provides referrals, not recommendations, because we feel that parents are the ones who can best choose child care that meets their family's needs. Our specialists provide information on licensing regulations and on how to screen child care programs. For more information about various child care options and how to choose child care you can find more information on our website.
Parents can call our referral specials directly, visit our office in person, or use the form provided on our website Our telephone referral hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-4:30, Wednesday from 9:00-1:30, and Friday from 9:30-noon. Referral specialists can be reached at (510) 582-2182 ext. 3198.

Fall Trainings and Workshops for Child Care Providers
Registration Now Open

4Cs of Alameda County's staff have been hard at work preparing an upcoming fall season full of informative and engaging workshops and trainings for child care providers. Trainings are offered in English, Spanish, and Chinese and all are free of charge except for CPR & First Aid and Preventive Health Practices (although reimbursement applications for these courses may be found here). Sign up today as many workshops do fill up quickly. 

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

8/25/18, 9am-5pm

9/8/18, 9am-5pm

9/15/18, 9am-1pm

View the entire Trainings Calendar HERE