About Us


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.

The programs of CFCS currently serve almost 3,000 families each year throughout the south county areas. CFCS also funds a Head Start/Early Head Start Delegate, Community Association for Preschool Education, Inc. (CAPE) that serves 163 Head Start and 50 Early Head Start children throughout the Tri-Valley area of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin.

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.

Our 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. We believe the families we serve need not only the programs that we offer, but the support to develop the tools to become self-sufficient when they are no longer enrolled in our programs. We are dedicated to enhancing families’ self-sufficiency and providing children with a foundation to be successful.

Our History

CFCS 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.