Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Looking For Child Care Due To COVID-19? Need Help Paying For Child Care?

If COVID-19 has left you searching for child care, contact Solano Family & Children’s Services at (707) 863-3950, Ext. 709 to connect with a Referral Specialist who can generate a list of providers with openings in your area.

Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM OR Complete a child care request form ANYTIME at:


Call (707) 864-4658 or email

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Child Care Provider Resources


For the most up-to-date information for providers, click on the link below:

COVID 19 information and Resources for Child Care Providers

For other ongoing resources:

Solano Family & Children’s Services offers a wide variety of support and information related to child care, child development, and supportive provider resources. We can help you through the process of Steps to Become a Licensed Family Child Care Provider in Solano County. If you are already licensed, we can provide you technical assistance to help you maintain a child care business. We provide families free referrals to licensed child care homes and centers. If you would like us to refer your business to families seeking child care, you can fill out the Provider Data Form and the Provider Referral Agreement. Submit both forms with a copy of your license to Resource & Referral to get started. If you are a TrustLine registered provider, in good standing we can offer to refer you to families searching for your type of care. Once you are listed on our free database, we will contact you quarterly to keep your information updated, or you are welcome to fill out the Quick Provider Update Form anytime you have a change that you would like reflected in our database for referrals to families.

We offer ongoing workshops and training on topics such as Child Development, Guidance, and Discipline, Health and Nutrition, Activities for children of all ages, etc. We also provide training on opening a small business, taxes and paperwork, marketing, and outreach.

We have several services that you and your clients can take advantage of.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Your Child’s Early Development is a Journey

You know your child best. If you are concerned about your child’s development, call Help Me

Grow Solano at 844-501-KIDS(5437) to be connected to services and programs in Solano


Your Child's Early Development is a Journey (pdf)

Friday, August 14, 2020

Community Care Licensing

Two Child Care Advocates from Community Care Licensing, Tawny Grossman, and Natalie Dunaway,  joined us via Zoom yesterday evening. They presented Child Care Providers with essential information and guidance needed to safely care for children during this questionable period of time and stressed the importance of keeping up to date with their Provider Information Notices, (PINs).

Links and very useful resources are all throughout This PowerPoint Presentation they provided. Everything that is underlined within the presentation is a link to a resource for providers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Provider and Parent Webinar

UPDATE TO THIS VIDEO:  The section that discusses the collection of Family Fees is no longer valid.  The day after this webinar was held, we received notice from our funders that family fees are being waived for the months of July & August.  As such, provider reimbursements will NOT be reduced to reflect the collection of family fees for July & August 2020.  Therefore, any family fees paid by the parent for July or August 2020 services must be refunded to the parent.  Individual notices to family fee-paying parents will be mailed to them and their providers.  For more information, please call your Family Services Specialist or Provider Services Specialist.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Getting Cleaning Supplies For Childcare Providers

The Governor and Legislature have authorized funding to providers for cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, and other personal supplies necessary to protect against and reduce the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Funds may also be used for labor costs associated with additional time for cleaning services.

Our Resource and Referral (R&R) program will allocate the funds to open or soon-to-be-open providers operating childcare or early learning and care (ELC) programs for children of essential workers, at-risk populations, and children with disabilities or special health care needs where the child’s individualized education plan (IEP) or individualized family service plan (IFSP) includes ELC services.

The CSCP funds must be used to ensure healthy and safe childcare and ELC settings for children. 

More information here.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Family Fee Waivers Announcement

Family Fee Waivers

Note: This is in reference to Family Fees only and has nothing to do with parent co-pays.

Family fees for the months of July and August 2020 have been waived and are not to be collected. We apologize for all of the back and forth on the issue of family fees, but please understand this is not within our control. We just received notice from our funders that the legislature approved two more months of family feel waivers.

Parents Who Pay Family Fees: For the months of July and August 2020, please DO NOT pay the provider your monthly family fees. Your fees will resume, as assessed/scheduled, on September 1, 2020, unless otherwise notified. If you already paid your provider family fees for July or 
August, your provider will refund your money.

Providers: For the months of July and August 2020, please DO NOT collect family fees from your Subsidized Child Care Families. SFCS WILL NOT deduct any family fees from your reimbursements for these months. If you already collected the family fees for July or August, please refund that payment to the parent.