4-C offers two different options for accessing resources. Our Resource Room and our Resources on the Road van.

Resource Room

Located at the 4-C office building, the 4-C Resource Room is a warm, welcoming environment filled with a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and resources to support early childhood professionals in their mission to provide quality early care and education.

Resources on the Road

The goal of Resources on the Road is to make 4-C early childhood resources (toy kits, activity backpacks, storytime backpacks, big books, resource books and more) accessible to early childhood professionals and families in the eight county region (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, Rock, Sauk and Walworth Counties) served by 4-C. Patrons can check out items on a monthly basis at various Resources on the Road locations.

4-C Resources on the Road Van
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Program Policies
Resource On The Road Monthly Schedule

Resource Room Hours

All Resources on the Road visits suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Monday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Memorial Day to Labor Day 8:00am to 2:00pm)
An example of an "Animals on the Farm" themed toy kit including books and toys that teach about different animals

Toy Kits

Large bin of themed developmentally appropriate toys

An example of a "Counting on Math" themed back pack with books and activities about math

Activity Backpacks

Themed backpack of activity-based toys

"It looked like Spilt Milk" book with and apron and different props from the book including different animals and food items

Storytime Backpacks

Small story related backpack

"This Old Man" book with and old man doll prop

Big Books and Big Book Kits

Large format books for great group reading (big book kits include prop[s])

An example of a book kit showing four books on Friendship.

Book Kits

A small themed collection of books

Resource Books

Categories available include:

General Early Child Business / Staff Development Environment Inclusion
Guidance Math Diversity Nutrition / Health
Science Transitions Language / Literacy Art
Curriculum Social Emotional Music / Movement Observation / Assessment
Health & Safety Child Development Rating Scales Español

Additional Items Found in the Resource Room

Equipment Available to Use (supply fees may apply, see below)

  • Large Format Laminator ($0.12/inch) Must use 4-C lamination film
  • Pocket Laminator (Letter: $0.75; Legal: $1.00; 12×18: $1.25) Must use 4-C lamination film

  • Binding Machine ($0.15 to $0.25 depending on size)

  • Die-Cut Machine (list of die shapes available) No fees to use unless you choose to purchase paper – may use your own paper
  • Computer/Printer (with internet access)

Items Available for Purchase

  • Prepared Activity Kits (SAMPLE)

  • Supplies including paper (copy, construction, cardstock, speciality), magnet sheets, pop-up sponge, sandpaper, cling sheets, cellophane, felt, foam, and numerous craft supplies

  • Books (receipt books, etc.)

  • For more information, email [email protected]