Our Programs and Services
Resource and Referral
The Community Child Care Council is one of 59 statewide Resource and Referral organizations, and is a member of the California Resource and Referral Network. Our Sonoma County R&R provides over 3,500 child care referrals to over 750 licensed family child care homes and child care centers annually. The services of the R&R are free to everyone. In addition to child care referrals we offer regular trainings, and technical assistance over the phone and by email. We assist clients by providing information about a range of topics including: child development; how to become a licensed child care provider; provider/parent relationships, choosing quality child care; working with children with special needs; childhood nutrition; advocacy; and a variety of other topics of concern for parents and providers. We provide one-on-one assistance to new providers, and offer home visits to those in our CCIP Program. We also provide a resource, book, video, and toy lending library for providers and 4Cs members.more info >
Child Health and Nutrition
4Cs is responsible for the administration of the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) which is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the California State Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division. The Child Health and Nutrition Division reimburses licensed child care providers for nutritious meals and snacks served to children in their care.
Acting as a sponsor, the department monitors nutritious meals and snacks served to children in over 400 licensed Family Day Care Homes throughout Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties. New providers receive training in nutrition and meal planning and are visited by staff three times a year. During the past year this department monitored over 1,700,000 meals and snacks to an average of 3500 children.more info >
Early Care and Education Services
Child Development Services
4Cs operates twelve child development programs throughout Sonoma County. Fees are on a sliding scale. The ages served varies from center to center, but includes ages two months to six years. The 4Cs centers offer eligible families a safe and caring, developmentally appropriate environment for their children, in both full and part-day programs. The educational program is individualized, based upon the needs, interests and strengths of each child. Parents are welcome at all times, as are their concerns and desires for program content.
Parental Choice Voucher Program
Parental-choice child care is available for income eligible families and those referred by Child Protective Services or CalWORKs programs. Families may be eligible for free or low-cost child care services in a licensed or license-exempt child care facility. Approximately 1,400 children, ages birth to thirteen, are subsidized through this program annually.more info >