Jody Bartnick, Executive Director
(MADISON / October 8, 2009) – After losing its building to a devastating fire, 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc.) will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house at its new facility at 5 Odana Court in Madison. The event will take place October 28, 2009 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with ribbon-cutting taking place at 4:30 p.m. “We’re looking forward to sharing our new facility with child care providers, businesses and the community,” said Jody Bartnick, 4-C Executive Director. “We’ll be offering those attending a fresh perspective of the services 4-C provides to the community.” City of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will assist with the ribbon-cutting as well as a representative from the child care profession.
The agency’s previous building was deemed a total loss after an August 13, 2008 fire. The new building, built on the same foundation, is being supported by a capital campaign that will allow the agency to focus on services instead of financing a mortgage. Individuals or organizations making a donation of $250 or more will receive an engraved brick taken from the remains of the old 4-C building that burned down. This is the first time in the agency’s 38-year history the agency has looked to the community to help fund a formal fundraising campaign. For information on making a donation, visit http://www.4-c.org.
In existence since 1971, Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C) is part of an association of non-profit Wisconsin child care resource and referral agencies. 4-C provides a range of early childhood support services to families, child care providers and communities in southern Wisconsin. 4-C certifies family child care homes in Columbia and Dane Counties, administers the CACFP in 20 Wisconsin Counties, offers a child care referral service and options to parents and employers, and provides professional development and training opportunities for early childhood professionals. The agency’s mission is to ensure that every child has access to high quality early care and education through integrated support and expertise.