Resource Room

Located at the 4-C office building, the 4-C Resource Room is a warm, welcoming environment filled with a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and resources to support early childhood professionals in their mission to provide quality early care and education.

Resources on the Road

The goal of Resources on the Road is to make 4-C early childhood resources (toy kits, activity backpacks, storytime backpacks, big books, resource books and more) accessible to early childhood professionals and families in the eight county region (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, Rock, Sauk and Walworth Counties) served by 4-C. Patrons can check out items on a monthly basis at various Resources on the Road locations.

4-C Resources on the Road Van

The 4-C Resource Room Lending Library is FREE and open to all users: child care center staff, home daycare providers, and families!

You can check out up to five items at a time. You keep items for up to 4 weeks and can return them anytime.

Every returned item is cleaned and sanitized after use.

The Lending Library is open for browsing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am – 2pm or by appointment. If the times offered don’t work for you, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Resource Room Hours*

Tuesday10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday10:00am to 2:00pm

*The Resource Room is also open by appointment (see calendar for details).

If you’re planning to laminate and would like us to get the machine warmed up for you – let us know in advance by booking an appointment or by contacting us at 608.271.9181 or [email protected]

An example of an "Animals on the Farm" themed toy kit including books and toys that teach about different animals

Toy Kits

Large bin of themed developmentally appropriate toys

An example of a "Counting on Math" themed back pack with books and activities about math

Activity Backpacks

Themed backpack of activity-based toys

"It looked like Spilt Milk" book with and apron and different props from the book including different animals and food items

Storytime Backpacks

Small story related backpack

"This Old Man" book with and old man doll prop

Big Books and Big Book Kits

Large format books for great group reading (big book kits include prop[s])

An example of a book kit showing four books on Friendship.

Book Kits

A small themed collection of books

Resource Books

Categories available include:

General Early ChildBusiness / Staff DevelopmentEnvironmentInclusion
GuidanceMathDiversityNutrition / Health
ScienceTransitionsLanguage / LiteracyArt
CurriculumSocial EmotionalMusic / MovementObservation / Assessment
Health & SafetyChild DevelopmentRating ScalesEspañol

Additional Items Found in the Resource Room

Equipment Available to Use (supply fees may apply, see below)

  • Large Format Laminator ($0.15/inch) Must use 4-C lamination film
  • Pocket Laminator (Letter: $0.75; Legal: $1.00; 12×18: $1.25) Must use 4-C lamination film

  • Binding Machine ($0.15 to $0.25 depending on size)

  • Die-Cut Machine (list of die shapes available) No fees to use unless you choose to purchase paper – may use your own paper

Items Available for Purchase

  • Prepared Activity Kits
  • Supplies including paper (copy, construction, cardstock, speciality), magnet sheets, pop-up sponge, sandpaper, cling sheets, cellophane, felt, foam, and numerous craft supplies

  • Books (receipt books, etc.)

  • For more information, email [email protected]