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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to create quality child care and preschool opportunities leading to success for the children and families of San Mateo County. Our vision: San Mateo's leading community resource for children and families, today and tomorrow.

Results: 4Cs has a strong history of success in our program outcomes. In the previous year, 4Cs provided the following: Over 9,000 referrals to parents and guardians seeking child care and other resources for their children; Child care subsidy assistance for close to 1,000 low income, working families; Over 120 hours of training and 2,000 hours of coaching and support for our county’s 1,000 licensed child care providers; Participation in 180 community events and collaborations to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of child care in San Mateo County; Counseling for over 1,000 families on subsidized and low-cost child care options.

Target demographics: provide resources on early care and education for family, child care provider and community outreach.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000 +

Geographic areas served: San Mateo County

Programs: 24 hour database of licensed providers in San Mateo County Personalized counseling for families about child care and preschool options Child Care subsidies Parent Education Child Care Provider Training Community Outreach

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

When I moved to northern California in the mid-1990s, I utilized 4Cs' service for a referral listing of child care in the area. I found several caretakers for my toddler daughter. A few years ago I received an email about an available board seat, and I'm happy to share how involved I have been with 4Cs San Mateo County. I am incredibly proud of the great work the organization does for the members in the community - from supporting the child, assisting the parent, training for the provider, and allowing employers to have their employees at work while their child(ren) are in care. Thank you 4Cs!

Board Member

Rating: 4

I first learned of the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County 23 years ago when I began the search for child care for my son. I was amazed that the referral service this organization provided was free. In addition 4Cs offered information on how I could assess and select a child care provider who could provide the best care for my child. These services are still available for free to all families in the County. I'm proud to say that today I am a board member of this community mainstay which continues to assist families with child care needs and child care providers with the important resources that assist them in providing quality care to the community's young children.

Board Member

Rating: 4

I joined Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County in June 2012. I am passionate about young children getting the right kind of foundation in order to improve their chances of success later in life. The 4C's organization is a great resource in San Mateo county for parents and child care providers. The organization delivers many services and is very cost efficient. The current funding comes from state and county and has continually decreased over the last few years. Additional private funding can help strengthen the support areas and broaden the participation by more families in the county.