4C Community Coordinated Child Care
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155 N. Third Street, Suite 300 • DeKalb, Illinois 60115 • 815-758-8149 or (800) 848-8727

About Our Agency
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.

Mission Statement
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.

Vision Statement
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.

Advocacy for Children and Families
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 Membership
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.

Contact 4-C if you wo
uld like more information about becoming a 4-C member or
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4-C Employment Opportunities

4-C Office Closures

Bi-Lingual DeKalb County Resource Guide

Child Related Recalls, Baby Crib Bumper Alert, Car Seat Recommendations and Recalls, Drop Side Crib Alert, H1N1 Information, and Window Safety


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To better serve families and providers, the 4-C DeKalb office will remain open until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday

To better serve families and providers, a CCAP specialist will be in the 4-C McHenry office during the day on Tuesdays from 10:00am - 3:00pm


New Meal Patterns
Effective 10/01/2017
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Care about child and adult care nutrition? 

Help us raise awareness in DC by petitioning the Obama Administration to help promote USDA’s nutrition programs.
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4-C offers free online
child care search


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to learn more about a exciting new system for providers that can help make quality a top priority.


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