From 4Cs
March 2021
A Note From Our Executive Director
Dear friend of 4Cs,

It is hard to believe that just over a year ago Alameda County schools and businesses closed their doors and had to quickly pivot into a new way of serving the community. Here at 4Cs of Alameda County, while our offices closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our work never stopped. Parents - especially those who were essential workers - still needed care for their children and help paying for that care. Child care providers who remained open needed our support more than ever with PPE, guidance, trainings, and health and safety supplies. And families, thousands of families, were still reaching out to us for assistance and help with child care, emergency bill pay, diapers, and other essentials so their families and children could thrive.
It is difficult for me to put into words how proud I am of our staff for not skipping a beat in serving our community in the midst of a pandemic and growth of our child care payment assistance and family and provider resource programs. The phone calls, emails, questions, and requests from child care providers and parents never paused and neither did the work of every single team member at 4Cs of Alameda County. Even while juggling their own family's needs and obligations, everyone from our Specialists to our leadership team continued (and still continue) to work day after day to serve our incredible community.
Throughout the past 372 days (and counting), 4Cs of Alameda County has been honored to serve our neighbors, families, and child care providers. We are grateful for your patience and support. We recognize that, even in the midst of a pandemic, many of you have donated your time, diapers, essential supplies, and money to help us reach and serve even more families and child care providers, and for that we are thankful.
Thank you for your partnership, thank you to our staff for their unwavering service, and thank you to our wonderful clients who never cease to amaze me in their persistence, perseverance, and determination.
Here's to a new year where, hopefully soon, our offices can physically open again and we see you all in person. In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy, and contact us if you need anything - we are here (virtually) to support you.

Be well,

Renee S. Herzfeld
Executive Director
Resources and News
New Online Resource for Hayward Families
Hayward families are invited to visit our brand new webpage, the Hayward Community Corner to find out what events are happening for parents with young children in Hayward. Through the F5 Early Learning Community Network, we have been able to bring Parent Cafes, workshops for fathers, movie nights and a Hayward Library bookmobile coming soon to Hayward! 
Updated Child Care Cohort Guidance from CDPH
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated the Cohort guidance language recently to only apply the Guidance to those whose counties are in the Purple Tier. Child care providers located in counties yellow, orange, or red risk levels may follow existing licensing or exemption standards regarding group size, unless a stricter policy is in place for the county. Alameda County Public Health Department will be aligning with the state and will not implement a stricter policy.
Alameda County is currently in the Red Tier, which means child care programs and other indoor supervised youth settings, including summer day camps, distance learning hubs, recreation programs, youth groups, and before-and-after school programs do not need to follow the CPHD cohort guidance. However, these programs should continue to follow the CDPHD industry guidance specific to their sector (see below) and any child care licensing group size and ratio requirements.

For more information, please visit:
Guidance Related to Cohorts - UPDATED March 22, 2021: Updated CDPH Guidance
CDPHD Child Care Industry Specific Guidance: Child Care Programs and Providers

CDPH Day Camp Industry Specific Guidance: Day Camps

News From the VITA Desk
According to the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California Franchise Tax Board, Tax Day for individuals has been extended to May 17. This includes treasury, extension of IRS and State filing, and payment deadline. Don't wait too long to file as our VITA site team of IRS-certified tax preparers is standing by now to prepare your return while communicating with you throughout the entire process. Submit your ID and tax documents online using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. When you are ready, you can begin with this link:
DROP-OFF SERVICE for seniors by appointment only. Please call (510)690-2141 for information.
Child Care Providers: We need your opinion on our inclusive practices!
Please take our Inclusion Services Survey to inform 4Cs of the Inclusion Services needed to serve the community and to support providers with follow-up. Thank you for your feedback! If you have any questions or would like resources regarding Inclusion Services and Resources, please contact Carol Jin at

¡Necesitamos su opinión sobre nuestras practicas inclusivas!
Participe en nuestra Encuesta de Servicios de Inclusión para informarle a 4Cs sobre los Servicios de Inclusión necesarios para servir a la comunidad y apoyar a los proveedores con el seguimiento. ¡Gracias por sus comentarios! Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea recursos sobre los servicios y recursos de inclusión, comuníquese con Carol Jin en .
請填寫我們的融合式幼兒教育服務問卷調查,目的為提供 4Cs在社區融合式教育方面提供更好的服務,並後續支援。感謝您的反饋!如果您有任何問題或希望獲得有關融合式教育和資源,請電郵 聯繫 Carol Jin。
Programs Especially for Hayward Promise Neighborhoods Families
Toddler Play & Learn
Spring is just around the corner, and that means that the spring session for HPN Play and Learn (P&L) will be starting soon! The Spring HPN Virtual Toddler P&L will start April 6, 2021 and run until May 7, 2021, from 11:00 am – 11:30 am via Zoom, on Tuesdays and Fridays. The virtual P&L series is a FREE bilingual (English-Spanish) playgroup program for children 18 months to 4 years old that live in Hayward Promise Neighborhoods. The P&L program promotes school readiness, early literacy, and early childhood development. For more eligibility information or questions, please contact Cynthia Padilla Munoz at or 510-584-3122.
La primavera está a la vuelta de la esquina, y eso significa que la sesión de primavera de HPN Play and Learn comenzará pronto! La session de Primavera para el grupo de Juega y Aprende Virtual de HPN comenzará el 6 de Abril de 2021 y se extenderá hasta el 7 de Mayo de 2021, de 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. a través de Zoom, los Martes y Viernes. Juega y Aprende es un programa GRATUITO de juego bilingüe (inglés-español) para niños de 18 meses a 4 años que viven en el Vecindario de Promesa de Hayward. Jugar y Aprende promueve la preparación para la escuela, la alfabetización temprana y el desarrollo de la primera infancia. Para obtener más información o preguntas sobre elegibilidad, comuníquese con Cynthia Padilla Munoz al o 510-584-3122.

Parent Promise Academy
Get together with other parents in your community to learn about raising healthy and happy children. The 4Cs HPN Parent Promise Academy Spanish session will begin April 19 to June 19, 2021, every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. via Zoom. Promise Parenting Academy is a FREE comprehensive parenting education and support program for families with children from birth to 8 years old that live in Hayward Promise Neighborhoods. The program combines strengths-based parenting education and topics include child development, brain development, behavior management, positive communication and discipline, special needs, health and nutrition, and more. For more information or questions about eligibility, contact Cynthia Padilla Munoz at or 510-584-3122.
Reúnase con otros padres de su comunidad para aprender a criar niños felices y saludables. La sesión de español de 4Cs HPN Parent Promise Academy comenzará del 19 de Abril a 19 de Junio de 2021, todos los lunes de 2 - 4 p.m. a través de Zoom. La Academia Promesa para Padres es un programa de apoyo y educación para padres integral GRATUITO para familias con niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 8 años que viven en el Vecindario Promesa de Hayward. El programa combina educación para padres basada en fortalezas y los temas incluyen desarrollo infantil, desarrollo del cerebro, manejo del comportamiento, comunicación positiva y disciplina, necesidades especiales, salud y nutrición, y más. Para obtener más información o preguntas sobre elegibilidad, comuníquese con Cynthia Padilla Munoz al o 510-584-3122.
How to Reach Us
4Cs of Alameda County's offices are currently physically closed but agency services are being offered virtually until Alameda County lifts the shelter-in-place restrictions due to COVID-19. As always, you can find out more information about 4Cs on our website, Facebook Page, and via Twitter. 4Cs Staff Directory can be found here. You can also contact 4Cs of Alameda County at (510) 582-2182 and via email at
Upcoming Virtual Events for Parents
Family Movie Night for Hayward Parents (FULL)
3/26/2021, 6:00pm-8:00pm

4/6/2021-5/7/2021, 11:00am-11:30am

4/19/2021-6/21/21, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Upcoming Virtual Trainings for Providers
3/30/21, 7:00pm-9:00pm

內容 1: 4/10/21, 9:00am-12:00pm
內容 2: 4/12/21, 6:00pm-8:30pm
內容 3: 4/13/21, 6:00pm-8:30pm

4/20/21, 7:00pm-9:00pm

4/24/21, 9:00am-12:00pm

4/27/21, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Part 1: 5/8/21, 9:00am-12:00pm
Part 2: 5/11/21, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Part 3: 5/11/21, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Career Opportunities at 4Cs
Child Care Services Support Specialist
Oakland Office
On-Call Maintenance Technician
Oakland & Hayward Offices