4C – Community Coordinated Care for Children
For almost 40 years, Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C) has been Florida’s most trusted resource for families and children.
The first Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (CCR&R) in the nation to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), 4C’s mission is “To empower the community to provide for its future through developing, coordinating and strengthening programs that care for children.”
Founded in 1969, 4C is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to the residents of Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
As an Agency committed to strengthening communities and families, 4C’s Core Values of:
- Uncompromising integrity;
- Excellent fiscal responsibility;
- Mutual respect for each other;
- Exceptional customer service;
- Results based management; and
- Continuous quality improvement
are the foundations of our corporate culture. Although much has changed since our beginning, what has not is 4C’s belief that every child deserves the right to a bright and successful future.
4C, a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, was organized in 1969 as a committee of the Community Services Council by the Orange County Government and United Way. In 1973, 4C was chartered as a separate organization. As indication of its commitment to quality services, 4C is Accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) through 2011.
4C operates under a Board of Directors made up of community volunteers who establish corporate policy and provide direction for the agency. The board employs a President and a staff consisting of Administration (including the offices of the President, Accounting and Development).
The 4C organization operates upon these basic premises:
The child is the responsibility of the parents. Though the community has an interest in the development and education of each of its citizens, the small child is first the responsibility of its parents. It is they who must have the day-to-day relationship with the child; and in their absence due to employment, it is the parents who should make arrangements for the child’s care, instructing the caretaker and providing input on a daily basis regarding the child’s learning.
There are numerous child care facilities, private businesses both profit and non-profit, already providing good quality care at reasonable prices in Florida. More are opening every week and still more are seeking consultation regarding opening. If parents are enabled through 4C to pay the published rate at any child care center of their choice, many centers will compete to get the business.
- Child Care Food Program
- Child Care Providers
- Head Start
- Early Head Start
- Child Care Resources & Referral
- School Readiness
- Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
- Child Care Executive Partnerships
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