4C Classrooms Makeover


Sanford 4C early head start/head start classrooms get a $19k makeover

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 23, 2015) — Students at the Fifth Avenue Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) programs are learning their ABCs and 123s in recently renovated classrooms, thanks to donations from Bob Klusman, Spectra Contract Flooring; Chris Zimmerman, International Flooring; and Ron Hudson, Jr., Hudson Everly Commercial Flooring. The EHS/HS classrooms and common areas were recently updated with new carpeting and wood flooring. The estimated cost of the renovations is $19,000.

“Everything looks great. It is amazing how it all turned out.” said Pauline Perkins, of the Fifth Avenue EHS/HS Policy Council. “The kids are enjoying it and are very excited to see the new changes.”

4C (Community Coordinated Care for Children) President and CEO Pat Frank, the agency that operates the federal EHS/HS program, also praised the renovations.

“This flooring is ideal for early childhood classrooms because of the low maintenance, durability, and reduced trip hazards,” said Frank. “Thanks to the generosity of these businessmen, our children will learn and play in physical environments that are safe and healthy. It’s great to see businesses investing in our young children.”

There are 28 HS Students and 16 EHS Students currently enrolled in at the Fifth Avenue EHS/HS location. The four-classroom facility has been operating for one year at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) on South Park Avenue in Sanford.

“This is a blessing for our Church, and we are thankful to have this wonderful relationship with 4C Head Start and Early Head Start,” said Jo-Ann W. Williams, Trustee Chairperson, FUMC. “The updated look should be a comfortable and safe learning environment for the children and teachers.”

4C directly operates seven sites in Osceola and Seminole Counties, and one EHS location in Orange County. The Agency also subcontracts EHS services will high quality child care providers in all three counties. To learn more about 4C and its programs, visit