We are pleased to announce the 2016 Champions for Children!
Inspired Start: 0-5 Early Care and Education - Lia Thompson, Sonoma State University Children's School
Empowering Youth: K-12 Education - Nancy Ricciardi, Bennett Valley Union School District
Strong Families: Public Service/Agency - Cheryl Parkinson, The Living Room
Healthy Children: Health/Medical - Ramona Faith, Petaluma Health Care District
Secure Surroundings: Business/Foundation - Lisa Wittke Schaffner, The John Jordan Foundation
Positive Social Connections: Peer Leadership - Itzel Martinez, Community Action Partnership
Community Engagement - Glen Weaver, Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County
A special thank you to our 2016 Champions Selection Committee
Angie Dillion-Shore, Executive Director, First 5 Sonoma County
Brad Bollinger, Publisher, North Bay Business Journal
Deborah Dalton, Executive Director, Mentor Me
Ernesto Olivares, Santa Rosa City Council Member
Jennie Snyder, Deputy Superintendent, Sonoma County Office of Education
Congratulations to the 2016 Champions for Children Nominees
Montserrat Archila, Healthy For Life
Sondra Beam, Roseland School District
Charlene Boca, Child Parent Institute
Kim Caldewey, Sonoma County Department of Health Services
Angelica Carrillo, Jump Start Preschool/Family Child Care home
Suzanne Chrisler, Spring Creek Elementary
Gene Crozat, Crozat Family Foundation
Diana Curtin, Chops Teen Club
Ramona Faith, Petaluma Health Care District
Greg Fogg, MCHS Cross Country & Track Coach
Mary Gannon-Graham, Alchemia
Theresa Giacomino, Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
Susan Gilmore, NBCC
Mary Hirsch, JFCS
Deb Holmes, West County Community Services
Amanda Houlemard, CalServes Cool Schools
Itzel Martinez, CAP
Dallas Munger, Chalkboard Players
Cheryle Parkinson, The Living Room
Kerry Rego, Kerry Rego Consulting
Nancy Ricciardi, Bennett Valley Union School District
Cindy Rudometkin, Polly Klaas Foundation
John Paul (J.P) Scirica, Shuffles Magical Ice Cream Shoppe
Cheryle Stanley, Women's Recovery Services
Lia Thompson, Sonoma State University Children's School
Nora Thompson, Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center
Christine Tomaszewski, DDS., Mighty Mouth Clinic
Glen Weaver, Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County
Lisa Wittke Schaffner, The John Jordan Foundation
American Association of University Women-Healdsburg Branch
Boys & Girls Club of Central Sonoma County
St. Joseph Health- Mighty Mouth Clinic
The Fellowship Program at 10,000 Degrees
Welfare League Thrift Shop
The Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County – known as 4Cs – is a non-profit agency located in Sonoma County, California.
4Cs is dedicated to supporting and providing quality, accessible and affordable preschool and child care services for children, families and child care professionals through education, resources, and direct services. 4Cs also operates 11 state-funded preschools throughout Sonoma county.
The mission of the Community Child Care Council is to inspire our community to support the well-being of every child and to improve the quality and availability of child care in Sonoma County.
Principles & Values
* We take pride in our work and our commitment to and responsibility for the children and families we serve.
* We support diversity and cultural competence among staff, in curriculum, and in our office practices.
* We strive to maintain a non-judgmental attitude in supportive relationships with each other and clients.
* We believe in fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect, open communication and cooperation.
* We strive to practice healthy boundaries, separating work values, and balance these qualities with compassion, mutual support and flexibility.
* We recognize initiative, self-discipline and positive attitudes as leadership qualities, and strive to foster these qualities among all staff.