4-C ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS, HIRES AND CHANGES (3/5/09)
(MADISON / March 5, 2009) – 4-C is pleased to announce the following have recently joined the agency’s Board of Directors:
Joanna Parker is the Executive Director of The Learning Gardens, a child care center on Madison’s west side.
Kim Straka is the Marketing Director at Axley Brynelson, LLP, a law firm located in downtown Madison. I
In addition, the agency is pleased to announce the promotion of Jody Bartnick and hiring of Jessica Smith. Jody was promoted from her position as 4-C Child And Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Manager to Executive Director. Jessica has joined the agency as the Assistant Certification Manager.
In existence since 1971, 4-C is part of an association of accredited, non-profit Wisconsin child care resource and referral agencies. 4-C certifies family child care homes in Columbia and Dane Counties, administers the CACFP in 20 Wisconsin Counties, offers a child care referral service and options to parents and employers, and provides professional development and training opportunities for early childhood professionals. The agency’s mission is to ensure that every child has access to high quality early care & education through integrated support and expertise.
4-C CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING AND CONSTRUCTION LAUNCH
FROM FLAMES AND ASHES TO SHOVELS AND BRICKS
4-C TO BREAK GROUND FOR NEW BUILDING
Public Invited to May 21 Groundbreaking and Construction Launch Event
Madison, WI – After losing its building to a devastating fire, 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc.) will officially break ground and celebrate a construction launch on a 9,100 square-foot building located at 5 Odana Court in Madison on Thursday, May 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Groundbreaking will occur at 11:00 a.m. Speakers will include Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and City of Madison Common Council Member Mark Clear. Jim McGaw of WMGN-Magic 98 will emcee the event. 4-C staff will be available until 2:00 p.m. to talk about agency services, the new building and opportunities for the community to support 4-C.
Children from Koala-T-Kare childcare center will also have a “mini-groundbreaking” (with shovels and pails) at the event symbolic of 4-C’s focus on children. 4-C has leased space in the building owned by Qualtim and Koala-T-Kare since August 2008. On August 13, 2008, the 4-C building located at 5 Odana Court in Madison, WI was destroyed in a fire. The fire resulted in a total loss of the building, which was owned by 4-C.
The new building is being supported by a capital campaign that will allow the agency to focus on services instead of financing a mortgage. Individuals or organizations making a donation of $250 or more will receive an engraved brick taken from the remains of the old 4-C building that burned down last August. This is the first time in the agency’s 38-year history the agency has looked to the community to help fund a formal fundraising campaign. For information on making a donation, visit www.4-c.org.
In existence since 1971, Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C) is part of an association of accredited, non-profit Wisconsin child care resource and referral agencies. 4-C provides a range of early childhood support services to families, child care providers and communities in southern Wisconsin. 4-C certifies family child care homes in Columbia and Dane Counties, administers the CACFP in 20 Wisconsin Counties, offers a child care referral service and options to parents and employers, and provides professional development and training opportunities for early childhood professionals. The agency’s mission is to ensure that every child has access to high quality early care & education through integrated support and expertise.
CUNA Mutual Group Funds Business Course for Hispanic Child Care Entrepreneurs
(MADISON/March 30, 2004) – CUNA Mutual Group has announced it will fund a business course for Hispanic child care entrepreneurs conducted by Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C). The course will consist of eight weeks of instruction on business plans, marketing, accounting, legal requirements, and professional resources.
Professor Antonio Noguera, U.W. Madison Division of Continuing Studies, will teach the course. The course will be held from 9:45 am – 12:15 pm on Saturdays from April 17th to June 5th at Campus Community Partnerships, 2300 South Park Street, Suite 1. Interested persons should contact Theresa Ryan at 4-C, 271-9181, to sign up.
The 4-C Hispanic Program works to address child care needs within the rapidly growing Hispanic population. Community Coordinated Child Care is part of a network of accredited, non-profit Wisconsin Child Care Resource and Referral agencies providing advocacy and support services for child care in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson and Sauk counties and the Ho-Chunk Nation. The agency advocates for the well-being of children in child care and assists parents and providers in creating quality care. In addition to the Hispanic Program, 4-C services include child care referral, child care provider certification and training, and administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
EARLY MORNING FIRE DESTROYS COMMUNITY COORDINATED CHILD CARE, INC. BUILDING
RELEASE - August 13, 2008
Today Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C) experienced a fire at our building at 5 Odana Court, Madison, WI 53719. The building is considered a total loss. We are working with local fire officials; the cause is currently unknown. We are presently implementing temporary and long-term business continuation plans. We will resume our normal services as quickly as possible. Please continue to check our website for further updates. We are truly thankful for the support we have received from the community. Supporters of our agency have set up a fund to assist in redeveloping our business. Donations may be sent to: 4-C Support Fund First Business Bank 401 Charmany Drive Madison, WI 53719 Or you may make a donation via PayPal below. Businesses, organizations and individuals wishing to make an in-kind donation to 4-C may inquire about doing so by calling 608-271-9181.
4-C is a non-profit child care resource and referral agency providing advocacy and support services to families, child care providers, legislators and the community. The agency has been in existence since 1971.
U.S. Cellular's Connecting With Our Communities Program Funds 4-C Resource Room Lending Library
(MADISON/June 28, 2004) – U.S Cellular has announced it will provide funding to purchase materials and support efforts of the 4-C Resource Room Lending Library.
The U.S. Cellular funding will enable 4-C to maintain safety of toy kits used by child care providers, expand existing selection to include more educational materials in Spanish and renew subscriptions to widely-used professional journals. 4-C continues to serve an increasing number of Spanish-speaking child care providers and parents. “Funding from U.S. Cellular will allow 4-C to continue to provide resources to child care providers and increase our reach to the Spanish-speaking population,” said Chris Breunig, Executive Director of 4-C.
4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc.) is part of a network of accredited, non-profit Wisconsin Child Care Resource and Referral agencies providing advocacy and support services for child care in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson and Sauk counties and the Ho-Chunk nation. The agency strives to advocate for the well-being of children in child care and to assist parents and providers in creating quality care. 4-C services include child care referral, child care provider certification and training, and administers the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
U.S. Cellular Corporation, the nation’s eighth-largest wireless service carrier, provides wireless service to more than 4.5 million customers in 147 markets throughout 26 states. The 20-year-old Chicago-based company operates on a customer satisfaction strategy, meeting customers’ needs by providing a comprehensive range of products and services, superior customer support, and a high-quality network. U.S. Cellular is listed and traded as USM on the American Stock Exchange. For more information about U.S. Cellular, visit the company’s Web site at www.uscellular.com.