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Chief Executive Officer's Welcome Message

4Cs is a non-profit family resource agency dedicated to strengthening children, families and child care providers in Alameda County since 1972. We provide access to affordable, quality child care by connecting families and providers to a wide network of community partners, child focused resources and financial assistance programs.

4Cs offers an extensive database of state licensed child care providers, payment assistance programs, child health and nutrition education and a staff of specialists who speak multiple languages. Our child care information and referral services are free to all parents, regardless of income.

We also support local child care providers with free and low cost training, business counseling, professional development, and funding in order to improve the quality of child care services within Alameda County.

The result is stronger children, families, and child care providers who enrich the communities around them.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to your continued partnership with 4Cs.


Renee S. Herzfeld
Chief Executive Officer

P.S. Your contribution will help us continue our work. Securely donate online.

A Father Friendly Agency

4Cs is proud to be an agency partner supporting fathers in all facets of our programs and services.

Our Mission

Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Alameda County exists to develop and coordinate resources to strengthen families and children.

Our Vision

By 2029, 4Cs of Alameda County will implement a fully funded and sustainable model resource hub to provide a responsive and innovative system of services that support the well-being of all with the communities we serve. 

Our Core Values


Our staff and services respect and reflect the differences in the communities we serve.

All children and families

are special, unique and have a right to reach their maximum potential.


Personally taking responsibility for actions and outcomes.


Presenting oneself, programs and perspectives with knowledge, skills and respect.


Working in partnership with others (individuals and groups, internal and external) to achieve the mission and vision of 4Cs of Alameda County.

Growth and development

We are committed to providing opportunities which maximize potential and nurture positive change for children, families, staff and child care professionals.

Innovation and leadership

requires us to be proactive, take calculated risks and strive for excellence. We search for new ways to respond to the changing needs of our communities.

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