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.
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.
s Enhance overall wellness and self sufficiency of children, families and staff
s Improve School Readiness
s Southern Alameda County Head Start Program
s Southern Alameda County Early Head Start Program
s California Child Care Alternative Payment Program (State Funded)
CFCS Staff Celebrating 50 Years of Head Start
Head Start Turns 50
Ceremony for National Head Start Day on June 30, 1965, at the White House. Front row, right to left: Sargent Shriver, who spearheaded the program as director of the Office of Economic Opportunity; Lou Maginn, director of a Head Start project in Vermont; Lady Bird Johnson; entertainer Danny Kaye; and Mr. Shriver's sons Robert Shriver and Timothy Shriver.
—The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library-File
50, Head Start
still ‘lifts up’ families
Two-year-olds Shaylee Niziol, from left, Gage Rogers, Montez Joyner and Teyonna Shaw play with hula hoops in the 2-year-old room at Head Start’s Chapman Early Education Center in Panama City on Thursday.
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