Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Solano Family & Children's Services Mission

Our Mission

Solano Family & Children’s Services promotes and advocates for the well-being of children, their families, and child care providers by offering access to a variety of child care resources.

See more at SolanoFamily.org

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Updated Information

Parents & Child Care Providers:  During the Coronavirus crisis, we want to assure you that we are committed to doing all we can to continue serving our community while doing our part to keep our staff & clients out of harm’s way.  These are questions posed by Subsidized Parents & Providers regarding the Coronavirus situation.  These are not necessarily our normal practices.  At the time of this writing, this is the best information we had to share with you.  We are aware that our government is working on emergency legislation that will help ease the existing rules/regulations which may have a negative effect on our services to parents, as well as the monetary effect of reimbursements to our providers.  We thank you for your patience & cooperation through these difficult times, and we will update this FAQ as we receive more information.
Update – March 19, 2020:  We just received directives from the California Department of Education (CDE) regarding reimbursements to providers who have children enrolled in our Subsidized Child Care Programs.  These new directives are temporary, and effective immediately.  They expire on June 30, 2020, unless rescinded sooner. 
Unfortunately, these new directives do not address the issue of Family Fees, but we are expecting new information on that subject soon.  We will update this FAQ as soon as we receive directions from CDE.
Note: These updates only apply to children receiving subsidized child care services reimbursed by SFCS.  For providers who do not have subsidized children, assistance may be forthcoming via other parts of legislation, perhaps under assistance to private small business owners.  We will continue to monitor new developments and will provide information as it becomes available.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

How can we control the coronavirus pandemic? | Adam Kucharski

As the threat of COVID-19 continues, infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski answers five key questions about the novel coronavirus, providing necessary perspective on its transmission, how governments have responded and what might need to change about our social behavior to end the pandemic. (This video is excerpted from a 70-minute interview between Kucharski and head of TED Chris Anderson. Listen to the full interview at http://go.ted.com/adamkucharski.)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions At This Time

Things are moving quickly in the world today and we have had many questions. To help, please check this link below for the latest news and frequently asked questions.


Monday, March 16, 2020

Solano Family & Children's Services Lending Library

SFCS provides items to loan from the Lending Library. Membership is free and available to all community members. The Lending Library is open during business hours. Books and videos in the Lending Library include, but are not limited to, small business development, curriculum ideas, child development, health & safety, parenting, nutrition and working with children of all abilities.

Curriculum Boxes built to suit the needs of both families and providers cover topics such as math, science, language, health and safety, and other common themes appropriate for young children. Boxes contain a variety of children’s literature, curriculum ideas, puzzles, and other fun items.

Soft vinyl Climbing Structures meant for infants, toddlers, and twos provide safe play just right for little ones. When assembled in your environment, they will provide gross motor activities, a place to rest, explore and more. Climbers feature ramps, steps, tunnel, and other geometric shapes.

It’s FREE to join. Members may check out items for up to two weeks. Remember, YOU are responsible for all items checked out, and we ask that they are returned, on or before their due date. Cleaning instructions are provided.

See more about the Lending Library, membership, and more at SolanoFamily.org

Friday, March 13, 2020

Solano Provider Orientation - SFCS

Welcome to Solano Family and Children's Services! All providers must attend a Subsidy Provider Orientation at the SFCS office. Providers must meet the provider requirements as stated in our handbook in order to receive reimbursements from us. We hope that the information contained in this video is helpful to you!

See more at SolanoFamily.org

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Welcome To Our New Blog

Thanks for stopping by! This is our new blog for the Solano Family & Children's Services serving Solano County since 1978.

Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) is a private, non-profit Child Care Resource & Referral Agency. Since 1978, we have provided services and support to parents, child care providers, and community members in Solano County.

We will be sharing much more about our services and our mission. We hope to see you again soon.