May, 2018 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
The countdown is on! Just two days until 4Cs' 16th Annual Free Children's Faire, and 19 days until we vote Yes on A and give thousands of Alameda County's youngest learners furthest from opportunity access to high quality early care and education and increase pay for child care providers throughout the county. Both the Children's Faire and Measure A embody the work and mission of 4Cs of Alameda County: 4Cs exists to develop and coordinate resources to strengthen families and children. My work on the taskforce in finding a solution to the Alameda County child care crisis, and my role as Executive Director of 4Cs overseeing the agency's programs and services, culminate, this year, in Measure A and the Children's Faire. Even more exciting, is that you are an integral part of making both a success. Vote on Yes on Measure A  on June 5th, and join me and the rest of the 4Cs' team this Saturday, May 19th from 10am-1pm at our main office in Hayward for a day of fun and community - and help us celebrate 45 years serving Alameda County!
Be well,

Renee S. Herzfeld
Children's Faire This Saturday!
May 19th, 10am-1pm at 4Cs

4Cs of Alameda County invites you and your family to join us for a FREE day of fun at 4Cs' 16th Annual Children's Faire. The Children's Faire will run from 10am to 1pm on Saturday May 19th at 4Cs of Alameda County on the corner of City Center Drive and Foothill Blvd in the parking lot between 4Cs main office at 22351 City Center Drive in Hayward and Chase bank. The day will be filled with entertainment, special guests, a free book and balloon animal for every child, bounce house and obstacle course, giveaways, and more! This Faire will be extra special as we celebrate 45 years of 4Cs' service to Alameda County. You can find out more information and details on our event page.
Thank you to our incredible event sponsors:


PC Investments
Manigeh Nadimi
Elika Heir
VITA a Record-Setting Success!
More Than 400 Returns Filed

The  2017 Tax Season has come to an end and 4Cs' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers celebrated a record-breaking year for our tax site! This year, the 16th year of 4Cs' VITA program, our VITA team completed 394 tax returns via e-file and 9 paper tax returns breaking our average record of 350 tax returns by more than 50. Our volunteers donated a combined 1000 hours in training and tax preparation. The VITA program helped return over $631,000 back to Alameda County families. Thank you to our VITA volunteers for sacrificing your personal time with family and friends to give back to the community you live and work in. We appreciate you!
To learn more about 4Cs VITA tax site and how you can get involved, visit our VITA page here.

VITA volunteers celebrate a successful tax season
Healthy Habits Start with the Child Care Food Program
Child Care Food Program Celebrating 50 Years

Each day, more than 4 million children get meals and snacks through the Child Care Food Program (CCFP). Does your child care program participate? If not, call our Nutrition staff today at  510-584-3105  to learn how the extra reimbursement will help your child care budget and the meals you serve. 
Listen to Renuka's positive experience about the Child Care Food Program. She provides vegetarian meals in her child care and truly appreciates joining the Child Care Food Program.
Child care provider, Renuka, shares her experience on the Child Care Food Program
Child care provider, Renuka, shares her
experience on the Child Care Food Program

For the past 50 years, the Child Care Food Program has contributed to children's healthy growth and development, encouraging the development of good nutrition habits early in life. The program also plays an important role in improving the quality and sustainability of child care programs and making them more affordable for parents.
Join us in thanking the CCFP HERE.
Contribute your photo to the CACFP birthday mosaic HERE.
View the latest Nutrition Education Newsletter HERE
Register to Vote
Final Day to Register for Primaries is May 21st

This year's primary election is a crucial one for Alameda County's children and families. The deadline to register to vote is by Monday, May 21st. You must register or re-register if you: Have never registered before, change you name, change your address, or change your political party affiliation.  

There are several other ways to register to vote.
1)      Online:  You will need your California driver license or California identification card number, the last four digits of your social security number, and your date of birth. Visit to register to vote.
2)      In person:  You can also register to vote in person by going to the Registrar of Voters' office at the Alameda County Courthouse, at 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland, CA 94612.
3)      Picking up forms:  You can pick up voter registration forms at locations such as:
  • All offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • All city clerks' offices
  • All public libraries
  • All post offices
You will then need to mail your completed form to the Registrar of Voters, postmarked by May 21, 2018.
4)      Requesting forms be mailed to you:  You may also call the Registrar of Voters at 510-272-6933 or the Secretary of State at 1-800-345-VOTE and a request that a registration form be mailed to you.

Yes on Measure A
Join 4Cs in Supporting Access to Quality Child Care 

On June 5th, Alameda County voters will have the opportunity to make the biggest investment in our young children in recent memory. Measure A provides access to high quality early care and education for Alameda County's youngest learners while increasing pay for early educators. Visit Alameda County's Measure A information page for details or the campaign page to get involved and endorse the ballot measure. YES ON A! 

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

6/2/18, 9am-5pm

6/2/18, 9am-3pm

Trauma Informed Practices
6/2/18, 9am-3:30pm
6/5/18, 6pm-9pm
6/12/18, 6pm-9pm

Cuidado Informado de Trauma

6/23/18,  9am-5pm

7/7/18, 9am-5pm

7/28/18, 9am-5pm

8/11/18, 9am-5pm

8/25/18, 9am-5pm

View the entire Summer Trainings Calendar   HERE