Congratulations 2021 Champions for Children
The health and safety of all attendees at our Champions for Children event is our top priority. We require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result from within 72 hours of the luncheon as you are checking in. We appreciate your continued support of 4Cs and your cooperation with our event guidelines.
All 2020/2021 Champions Nominees
Inspired Start- 0-5 Early Care and Education- Increasing success through quality early care and education for children 0-5.
•Kathy Kelley - Early Learning Institute
•Cecilia Hudson - Aprendiendo ABC
•Heather Black - Mixed Greens School
•Andrea Deason - Deason Family Care
•Melinda Keene - Happy Time Christian Preschool
•Natalie Wright - First 5
•Tess Mellor - St. Eugene's Preschool
Inspiring Education-K-12 Education-Developing educated children from Kindergarten through High School.
•Larkin O'Leary - Common Ground Society
•Ron Calloway - Mark West Unified School District
•Stephen Jackson - SCOE
•Katie Sanchez - School District
Strong Families-Public Service / Agency / Individuals-Engaging the whole family to support children.
•Marta Tilling - Pasitos
•Yensi Jacobo - PPSC Director of Youth Services
•Amanda Erlendson - CPS and Active 20-30 Club, Sebastopol #63
•Isabel Lopez - Raizes Collective
Healthy Communities-Health, Medical, and Wellness-Impacting the health, nutrition, and wellness of children and their families.
•Danny Alvarez - Boys and Girls Club
•Dr. Brian Prystowsky MD - Sutter Pacific Medical Center
•Mary Kathryn Brown - Kaiser Permanente
•Vanessa DeSousa - Kaiser Permanente
Safe Surroundings-Business / Foundation-Providing investments and contributions to the children of our community.
•Willie Tamayo - Lifetime Body of Work
•Jenny Giacomini - Linus Project
•Sonu Chandi - Bibi's Educational Foundation
•Susy Marron - Child Care Planning Council
Positive Social Connections-Peer Leadership / Young Professional-Engaging peers in a positive way and leading by example. Nominees must be under 35.
•Andres Correa - Active 20-30 Club, Santa Rosa #50
•Jordan Fields - Woodside West School
•Juan Flores - City of Santa Rosa Neighborhood Services REC Coordinator.
•Mary Schirle - Lattice Education
The champion’s work on behalf of children and teens must be ongoing or have occurred between 1/1/2020 thru 7/1/2021 in Sonoma, Marin or Napa Counties.
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.