4Cs is dedicated to finding a match for each family's specific needs for child care from among the more than 1,300 licensed family and center-based child care providers in southern Alameda County. Our Resource and Referral specialists are available free of charge Monday-Friday, by telephone or in person, to discuss your needs – from infant care to before- and after-school programs. 4Cs also has Inclusion Specialists to provide additional support and resources for families with children who have special needs.
4Cs referrals are:
Customized: Comprehensive and up-to-date listings that offer you choices.
Personalized: Each family is unique. Our Referral Specialists can help you explore options that meet your family's needs.
Informative: Details on licensing regulations, how to screen child care programs, and questions to ask to ensure the right fit for your child and you.
Dependable: Our partnership with the California Department of Education ensures we maintain the highest standards of services for our community.
Peace of mind. We believe that parents know what is best for their children. Our role is to provide referrals, not recommendations. We can connect you with Community Care Licensing, the state agency responsible for screening and licensing child care services, for more specific information about each facility.
Call or visit 4Cs today:
Our call-in hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday 9 am to 1:30 pm and Friday from 9am to 12:00 pm. Call 510-582-2182. Visit our office and talk to our Resource and Referral Specialists in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 am to 4:30 pm and Friday from 9 am - 12:00 pm.
Providers: Referral Services