Agency Overview

Child, Family and Community Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing education and family support services to qualified low income families and children with special needs living in Southern Alameda County.  The agency began in 1965 as a summer program and was incorporated in 1974 to become the Grantee agency for the Head Start Program of Southern Alameda County.  The State funded California Child Care Alternative Payment Program was added to the agency in 1980, and the Early Head Start Program for infants and toddlers began in 1996.  The programs of CFCS currently serve almost 3,000 families each year throughout the south county areas.  The Board of Directors of CFCS has maintained the original agency mission while continuing to add funding and programs to expand services for children, families and communities.

Agency Mission

Child, Family and Community Services, Inc. (CFCS) is a comprehensive child development agency that enhances self-sufficiency of families and provides children a foundation to be successful.

Program Goals

s  Enhance overall wellness and self sufficiency of children, families and staff

s  Improve School Readiness

CFCS Programs

s  Southern Alameda County Head Start Program

s  Southern Alameda County Early Head Start Program

s  California Child Care Alternative Payment Program (State Funded)

  Site Locations

About this Conference


NHSA’s Annual Head Start Conference and Expo is the largest national event devoted to the Head Start and Early Head Start community. This year more than 3,000 executive directors, directors, administrators, managers, teachers, policy council members, and parents from every state will gather in Long Beach, California.


The 41st Annual Conference’s theme is Driven to Make a Difference. Every day, Head Start and Early Head Start provide lasting benefits for more than a million children and their families. Join us in Southern California to celebrate the difference Head Start makes and explore ways to drive our mission even farther!


More than 200 educational sessions will provide professional development in these areas:

  • Classroom Management & Teaching Strategies
  • Assessments, Planning, & Management
  • Early Education/Care & Child Development
  • Health, Nutrition, & Safety
  • Parent/Community/Family Engagement
  • Self-Development & Awareness Building
  • Social Emotional Development & Challenging Behavior

For more information, please visit the link below.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 21 - Fri, Apr 25
CalSAFE Spring Break April 21-25

Friday, April 25
Part Day Classes Closed

Full Day In Session
Monday, April 28
Board of Directors Meeting
6-8 p.m.
Dowe Office
Room A
Wednesday, April 30
1:00pm Cal SAFE Burke Classes Out
Friday, May 2
Part Day & Full Day Classes Closed


Today, 4/23/2014
High: 65 Low: 47
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 66 Low: 51
Mostly cloudy
7% chance of precipitation.