What makes CCCC unique is our history. Our organization was founded in 1972 as part of California’s Asian-American civil rights movement. Our early leaders mobilized campaigns to make public services available to both Chinatown and the Asian-American community at large. In fact, our first Executive Director, Dr. Lucinda Lee Katz, was one of the plaintiffs in the landmark 1974 U.S. Supreme Court case Lau v. Nichols that legalized bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language education in our nation’s public schools.
As a result of this activism, CCCC remains involved in broader neighborhood and community issues. This level of engagement allows us to impact a larger population than our direct service clients.
Founded in 1972, the Center is one of the oldest existing non-profit early education centers in San Francisco – having successfully provided more than 3,000 families in the Bay Area with quality bilingual-bicultural care and education We provide care for 84 children, ages 2 to 5 years – with over 80% of our children from families that are below the standard income level
In a nurturing learning environment, the CCCC children receive nutritious meals, health screenings, and early identification of special needs
The Center also provides much-needed social services to the families of our students/children
Anne Kwong was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States many years ago. She speaks Cantonese, English and some Mandarin. She graduated from San Francisco State University, majored in Early Childhood Education. She is married and has two children.
She has been in the early childhood education profession for over twenty years. She has been teacher, head teacher, site supervisor, and interim director in the past. She loves and has a great passion for young children. She likes to give back to the community. She is glad to join CCCC and sees a lot of potential in the children.
She believes all young children have the right to receive high quality, early childhood education in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. Her goal for the children is kindergarten readiness, to develop their full potential and to face the challenge of the world.
Her interests include reading, trail walking, traveling, and swimming.
Rudy Lam graduated with honors from San Francisco State University and majored in Child Adolescent Development. She has been in the teaching field for more than 10 years in San Francisco Unified School District, Peninsula Family Service, Head Start Program, and Chinatown Community Children Center. Throughout all her teaching experience, she strongly believes children can learn best through interesting, meaningful, and powerful interactions, conversations, and plays. Involving children in plays with creative curriculum can maximize the enhancement of children’s learning.
After graduating from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development, she has been working with a team of teachers and consultants at one of the biggest consulting company in the Bay area for 10 years. Helping children from different age groups, middle school, high school and college. She loves being able to support her students on their learning paths. Her goal as a team leader is to always to engage her team to work closely with students in the process of learning and to keep a comfortable space for them to explore and discover their learning objectives.