2017 Champions for Children Nominees
Inspired Start- 0-5 Early Care and Education
Melissa Kraal, Kraal Family Daycare
Angelica (Angie) Carrillo, Jump Start Preschool
Angela Dotson, ABC Special Start
Pat Boblitt, Early Learning Institute
Eric O'Neil, Learning to Learn-Rohnert Park
Howard Termo, Early Learning Institute
Julie MacDonald, Brush Creek Nursery School
Empowering Youth- K-12 Education
Jessica Peterson, Roseland School District
Kristine Warren, Rincon Valley Unified School District Binkley Elementary School
LeeAnn Lichnovsky, Community Matters
Dot Cramer, Castle Childcare
Lisa Manthe, Child Parent Institute/New Directions School
Tina Angel, Montgomery High School
Judy Sakaki, Sonoma State University
Strong Families-Public Service/Agency
Sutter Care at Home Children's Support Programs
Pamela Van Halsema, Common Sense Kids Action
Beatrice Camacho, Restorative Resources, Somos Circles Program
Chanel Ruiz-Bricco, District Attorney's Office
Child Parent Institute
Chops Teen Club
Marcy Clausen, The Living Room
Healthy Children- Health and Medical
Alena Wall, The Center for Well-being
Viveka Rydell-Anderson, PDI Surgery Center
Secure Surroundings- Business/Foundation
Crozat Family Foundation
Presbyterian Church of the Roses Free Breakfast Program
Shelby Means, TLC Child & Family Services
Positive Social Connections- Peer Leadership
Anamaria Morales, College Confectionista
Annaleigh Nguyen, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, Key Club
Allyson Ahlstrom, Threads for Teens
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.