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A child’s first five years are incredibly important. Research shows that children’s early experiences, environments, and relationships can shape how their brains develop and prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. That is why it is so critical for children to have high quality care and education during this time.

The benefits of high quality early care and education last a lifetime.  Children who have a quality start are more likely to do well in school, attend college, and have successful careers.

Access additional information and resources for famillies:

Browse our online database of child care providers to find a program that meets your family’s needs.

Contact our team for help accessing resources to help support your family including food, housing, and other assistance.

4Cs supports early screening of children’s development and connects families to resources they need to ensure the best outcomes for their children.

Learn how to evaluate child care programs to find the right environment for your child.

Learn more about subsidized child care, scholarships, sliding fee scales based on income, multiple child discounts, or other forms of assistance in paying for child care.

4Cs offers a variety of workshops on child development topics.

Learn how to advocate for kids in San Mateo County.