4-C is a private not-for-profit social service agency that for more than 40 years has helped families and child care providers by offering resources and services that include Child Care Financial Assistance, Resource & Referral for Child Care, Parent and Provider Education, the Child Care Food Program as well as Nursing, Social Work, Mental Health, Quality and Infant/Toddler Specialists. The agency also advocates on behalf of children, families and Early Care and Education Providers.
The 4-C mission is to promote children’s well-being by advocating for quality, affordable child care. We support parents and those providing child care by offering information, education, resources and services.
The 4-C vision is that all children will be cared for in safe, nurturing, and healthy environments growing to become contributing members of their communities and capable of nurturing their own children.
4-C advocates for children by monitoring legislation which affects them. We inform community members and lawmakers about the needs of children and provide a strong voice to ensure that these needs are met. 4-C is a member of Illinois Action for Children, a statewide advocacy leader for children, families, and providers of child care. For additional information visit their website at www.actforchildren.org.
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4-C members support the activities of 4-C.
Child Care Providers who are members or who work for member programs, are entitled to attend most trainings without charge.
Membership is open to all providers living in the six counties served by 4-C: Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, and Whiteside.
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