Sunday, October 24, 2021

EMSA Approved Preventive Health Practices for Child Care



Health and Safety Training in the safety and comfort of your home!

About this event
This is the 8-hour course that is required by Community Care Licensing in order to become a licensed family child care provider. The course includes:

Lead Poisoning Prevention*
Recognition, management & prevention of infectious disease
Sanitary Food Handling
Child Nutrition
Identification and reporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse
Immunizations
Prevention of childhood injuries
Emergency preparedness & evacuation
Caring for children with special needs


This is a three-part training. You must attend all sessions to receive your certificate.

No make-ups for any portion of this class will be allowed.

~ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER HERE. (THIS WILL REGISTER YOU FOR ALL THREE EVENINGS.) PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE ZOOM LINK. ~

Monday, October 25, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, October 29, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*If you have already taken Preventive Health Practices, but need the Lead Poisoning Prevention, check for a "Stand-alone Lead Poisoning Prevention " training on our website: www.solanofamily.org

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Reminder: SFCS: Solano Child Care Planning Council General Meeting Oct 28th

 


Solano Child Care Planning Council General Meeting
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Via Zoom

If you are a parent or caregiver, educator or child care provider, or interested community member, you are invited to join in the discussion about child care and early learning needs in Solano County and to provide input on identifying priorities and planning to address those needs.

Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of young children and their families in Solano County.

See more at SolanoFamily.org

Monday, October 18, 2021

Reminder: SFCS Monthly Networking Event: Snack & Chat with CCIP - Wed. Oct 20th


Snack & Chat with CCIP

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Join Us for Our Monthly Networking Event

About this event

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a statewide initiative to build the supply and improve the quality of licensed family child care homes in California. The CCIP works through local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers. Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues in this monthly Open Forum in an effort to give you all premium support as you strive to provide the highest quality of care in our county.

This is a virtual meeting via Zoom. Don't forget to sit down with your snacks! We look forward to seeing your lovely faces

Who should attend?

  • "Seasoned" Family Child Care Providers
  • Newly licensed Family Child Care Providers
  • Those who are in the process of becoming Family Child Care Providers


Date and time

Wed, October 20, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here.

Friday, October 15, 2021

SFCS: Solano Child Care Planning Council General Meeting Oct 28th

 


Solano Child Care Planning Council General Meeting
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Via Zoom

If you are a parent or caregiver, educator or child care provider, or interested community member, you are invited to join in the discussion about child care and early learning needs in Solano County and to provide input on identifying priorities and planning to address those needs.

Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of young children and their families in Solano County.

See more at SolanoFamily.org

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

SFCS Event: Virtual Parent Cafe for Solano County, Oct 14th

 


Join Us For A Virtual Parent Cafe

by Solano Family & Children's Services

Virtual Parent Cafe for Solano County

About this event

Join us for a virtual parent cafe! Different topics of discussion every month with chances to engage and communicate with other parents, guardians, grandparents, etc. Giveaways and so much more!

Next event: Thursday, October 14th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Register here

Saturday, October 9, 2021

SFCS Monthly Networking Event: Snack & Chat with CCIP - Wed. Oct 20th


Snack & Chat with CCIP

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Join Us for Our Monthly Networking Event

About this event

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a statewide initiative to build the supply and improve the quality of licensed family child care homes in California. The CCIP works through local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers. Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues in this monthly Open Forum in an effort to give you all premium support as you strive to provide the highest quality of care in our county.

This is a virtual meeting via Zoom. Don't forget to sit down with your snacks! We look forward to seeing your lovely faces

Who should attend?

  • "Seasoned" Family Child Care Providers
  • Newly licensed Family Child Care Providers
  • Those who are in the process of becoming Family Child Care Providers


Date and time

Wed, October 20, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Reminder: SFCS Workshop: Trauma Informed Care -- Enhancing Caregiver Resiliency Oct 12th



Enhancing Caregiver Resiliency-For Solano County Providers


About this event

This training goes over the different types of stress one can experience in day-to-day work and strategies on how to do self-care to combat those stressors.

Date and time

Tue, October 12, 2021  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

To register, please visit: Eventbrite

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Reminder: SFCS Workshop: Becoming A Licensed Child Care Provider Oct 6th


Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Do you love working with children? Are you already caring for your own children, or a friend or relative’s children?

About this free event

Make a world of difference from your home

You can become a licensed family child care provider, and start your own business out of your home!


Who needs a license to care for children?

People who care for children from more than one family and who are not relatives of the child in care need to be licensed.


What does it mean to be a licensed family child care provider?

Join us during this informational meeting, where we will answer your questions.


Multiple Dates Available:

Next available date:

Oct 6, 2021

Register here.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Trauma Informed Care -- Enhancing Caregiver Resiliency Oct 12th



Enhancing Caregiver Resiliency-For Solano County Providers


About this event

This training goes over the different types of stress one can experience in day-to-day work and strategies on how to do self-care to combat those stressors.

Date and time

Tue, October 12, 2021  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

To register, please visit: Eventbrite

Monday, September 27, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Becoming A Licensed Child Care Provider


Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Do you love working with children? Are you already caring for your own children, or a friend or relative’s children?

About this free event

Make a world of difference from your home

You can become a licensed family child care provider, and start your own business out of your home!


Who needs a license to care for children?

People who care for children from more than one family and who are not relatives of the child in care need to be licensed.


What does it mean to be a licensed family child care provider?

Join us during this informational meeting, where we will answer your questions.


Multiple Dates Available:

Next available date:

Oct 6, 2021

Register here.


Friday, September 24, 2021

SFCS Provides Child Care Providers With Training and Resources


Child care providers have one of the most important jobs - the care and education of children during the most crucial early learning years. Solano Family and Children’s Services offers training and workshops which cover critical early childhood issues and contain relevant information. Through various activities, providers gain practical knowledge, which we hope will inspire improvement in the quality of care they offer to the families they serve.

Parents will also benefit greatly from any of our provider training they wish to attend or the parenting events we hold. In addition, we offer a monthly “Parent Café.” SFCS Parent Cafés are a FREE parent night with meaningful and guided conversations, where we share stories, get information on how to take care of ourselves and our families, and raise strong, happy children.

SolanoFamily.org

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

"Snack & Chat" con CCIP by Solano Family & Children's Services - Spanish Sep 25th

 


"Snack & Chat" con CCIP

by Solano Family & Children's Services


La creación de una red de contactos, intercambio de ideas, y haciendo nuevos amigos

About this event

Ven a nuestro "Snack & Chat" con otros proveedores de cuidado infantil para intercambiar información, recibir consejos, y compartir problemas comunes en este foro abierto. Actualmente, estamos colaborando con el Solano County Licensed Family Child Care Association para brindarle todo el apoyo de primera calidad en sus esfuerzos para proporcionar la más alta calidad de cuidado de niños en nuestro condado. Traiga un aperitivo que usted guste para compartir con todos.


Date and time

Sat, Sept 25, 2021

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Register here

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Business of Family Child Care Workshop - Sep 25 2021

 


The Business of Family Child Care

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Sound business practices are key to successful child care programs.

About this event

This workshop will help you whether you are a new or a seasoned child care provider. We will discuss the feasibility of operating a family child care business, creating a business plan, marketing in this fast-paced - internet world, creating a contract, interviewing families, communicating with families, setting policies and procedures, rates, and much more. This is a 2-part series, June 5th, and 19th.

Presented by Joy Gamble, CCIP coordinator, (Child Care Initiative Project), Resource & Referral Specialist.

Date and time

Sat, September 25, 2021

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Register here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

SFC Workshop: EMSA Approved Preventive Health Practices for Child Care - Begins Sept 20, 2021


Health and Safety training in the safety and comfort of your home!

About this event
This is the 8-hour course that is required by Community Care Licensing in order to become a licensed family child care provider. The course includes:

Lead Poisoning Prevention*
Recognition, management & prevention of infectious disease
Sanitary Food Handling
Child Nutrition
Identification and reporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse
Immunizations
Prevention of childhood injuries
Emergency preparedness & evacuation
Caring for children with special needs


This is a three-part training. You must attend all sessions to receive your certificate.

No make-ups for any portion of this class will be allowed.

~ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER HERE. (THIS WILL REGISTER YOU FOR ALL THREE EVENINGS.) PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE ZOOM LINK. ~

Monday, September 20, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, September 24, 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*If you have already taken Preventive Health Practices, but need the Lead Poisoning Prevention, check for a "Stand-alone Lead Poisoning Prevention " training on our website: www.solanofamily.org

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation - Monday, Sept 13th



Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Do you love working with children? Are you already caring for your own children, or a friend or relative’s children?

About this free event

Make a world of difference from your home

You can become a licensed family child care provider, and start your own business out of your home!


Who needs a license to care for children?


People who care for children from more than one family and who are not relatives of the child in care need to be licensed.


What does it mean to be a licensed family child care provider?


Join us during this informational meeting, where we will answer your questions.


Multiple Dates Available:


Sept 13, 2021

Register here.


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Check Out Our Lending Library - Solano Family & Children's Services


The Lending Library at SFCS - a FREE resource for you!

Add some variety to your routine by implementing some of our ready-to-use activities and materials!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Nutrition Nuggets Newsletter Sept 2021 - Solano Family & Children's Services



Solano Family & Children's Services,
Child Care Food Program September 2021

Nutrition Nuggets

September: National Food Safety Education Month

This is a great time to explore ways to promote safe food handling and prevent foodborne illnesses. You can use this opportunity to emphasize the importance of food safety principles. It's important for people to understand how their behavior and activities contribute to the safety of food and how they can decrease the risk of foodborne illness, while also reducing food waste. It is important to know that foodborne illness can result in more than just a few unpleasant days of fever and tummy troubles. It can also result in long-term effects and can even be deadly.

Read more here.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Child Care Providers Training and Workshops



Child care providers have one of the most important jobs - the care and education of children
during the most crucial early learning years. Solano Family and Children’s Services offers
training and workshops which cover critical early childhood issues and contain relevant
information. Through various activities, providers gain practical knowledge, which we hope
will inspire improvement in the quality of care they offer to the families they serve.

Parents will also benefit greatly from any of our provider trainings they wish to attend
or the parenting events we hold. In addition, we offer a monthly “Parent Café.” 
SFCS Parent Cafés are a FREE parent night with meaningful and guided conversations,
where we share stories, get information on how to take care of ourselves and our families,
and raise strong, happy children.

For an up-to-date listing of our workshops for providers and parents,
please visit our Eventbrite site.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

SFCS Presentation: Becoming A Licensed Child Care Provider Sept 1st



Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Do you love working with children? Are you already caring for your own children, or a friend or relative’s children?

About this free event

Make a world of difference from your home

You can become a licensed family child care provider, and start your own business out of your home!


Who needs a license to care for children?


People who care for children from more than one family and who are not relatives of the child in care need to be licensed.


What does it mean to be a licensed family child care provider?


Join us during this informational meeting, where we will answer your questions.


Multiple Dates Available:


JUL 19, 2021

Register here.


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Getting Help Paying For Child Care



NEED HELP PAYING FOR CHILD CARE?

  • Parental Choice
  • Age Eligibility
  • Program Eligibility

The Subsidized Child Care Program may be able to help. Our staff will help you determine which program you may be eligible for. Each program has strict eligibility guidelines, and all families must qualify under those guidelines in order to receive services.

See more about this program at https://solanofamily.org/subsidized-child-care-program/

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Reminder: SFCS Workshop: Safety As They Grow - Aug 25th


 Keeping our Child Care Environments Safe

About this event

Learn elements of child safety, ways to create a safe environment for children, ways to prevent accidents by childproofing various areas in your environment, and creating strategies for keeping children safe during daily routines.

Presented by Joy Gamble - Early Care and Education Specialist.

Date and Time

Wed, August 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Solano Family and Children's Services Mission



Solano Family and Children’s Services (SFCS) is an organization dedicated to enriching children’s lives through support and services to families and child care providers.

The services and support we offer include:

  • Free child care referrals for families seeking quality child care.
  • Parent education and resources to help families make the best child care choices.
  • Assistance for income-eligible families with child care costs.
  • Child care provider training and development to help them build sustainable businesses and provide quality, healthy and age-appropriate care.
  • Child health, development, nutrition, and safety education.
  • Meal reimbursement program for child care providers serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.
  • Public education and advocacy for families and children at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Our agency also collects data on child care demand and capacity to help in planning for local child care needs.

SFCS operates on a non-discriminatory basis, giving equal access to services without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, age, religion, mental or physical disability, or on the basis of a person’s association with person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Monday, August 16, 2021

SFCS Monthly Networking Event: Snack & Chat with CCIP - Aug 18th


Snack & Chat with CCIP

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Join Us for Our Monthly Networking Event

About this event

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a statewide initiative to build the supply and improve the quality of licensed family child care homes in California. The CCIP works through local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers. Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues in this monthly Open Forum in an effort to give you all premium support as you strive to provide the highest quality of care in our county.

This is a virtual meeting via Zoom. Don't forget to sit down with your snacks! We look forward to seeing your lovely faces

Who should attend?

  • "Seasoned" Family Child Care Providers
  • Newly licensed Family Child Care Providers
  • Those who are in the process of becoming Family Child Care Providers


Date and time

Wed, August 18, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here.

Friday, August 13, 2021

SFCS Presentation: Becoming A Licensed Child Care Provider August 16th



Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Do you love working with children? Are you already caring for your own children, or a friend or relative’s children?

About this free event

Make a world of difference from your home

You can become a licensed family child care provider, and start your own business out of your home!


Who needs a license to care for children?


People who care for children from more than one family and who are not relatives of the child in care need to be licensed.


What does it mean to be a licensed family child care provider?


Join us during this informational meeting, where we will answer your questions.


Multiple Dates Available:


Aug 16, 2021

Register here.


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Safety As They Grow - Aug 25th


 Keeping our Child Care Environments Safe

About this event

Learn elements of child safety, ways to create a safe environment for children, ways to prevent accidents by childproofing various areas in your environment, and creating strategies for keeping children safe during daily routines.

Presented by Joy Gamble - Early Care and Education Specialist.

Date and Time

Wed, August 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Trauma Informed Care -- Enhancing Caregiver Resiliency Aug 10th



Enhancing Caregiver Resiliency-For Solano County Providers


About this event

This training goes over the different types of stress one can experience in day-to-day work and strategies on how to do self-care to combat those stressors.

Date and time

Tue, August 10, 20216:00 PM – 7:30 PM

To register, please visit: Eventbrite

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Finding Quality Child Care - Solano Family & Children's Services


FINDING QUALITY CHILD CARE

Solano Family & Children’s Services offers FREE child care referrals (not recommendations).  We maintain a database of licensed child care providers in Solano County and will personalize a search for you based on your needs and requirements by asking you some questions that will help narrow down your search.

Searching for a child care provider can be overwhelming.  Sometimes additional services and information is needed.  Our Resource and Referral Team can help by answering your questions.  We can also provide one-on-one support for families with high-priority needs, such as finding a program for a child with special needs, an infant or toddler, a child entering foster care, or for children of essential workers.

Our Resource & Referral team is available Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Tues 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Find out more at https://solanofamily.org/find-child-care/

Sunday, August 1, 2021

SFCS Presentation: Becoming A Licensed Child Care Provider August 4th



Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Do you love working with children? Are you already caring for your own children, or a friend or relative’s children?

About this free event

Make a world of difference from your home

You can become a licensed family child care provider, and start your own business out of your home!


Who needs a license to care for children?


People who care for children from more than one family and who are not relatives of the child in care need to be licensed.


What does it mean to be a licensed family child care provider?


Join us during this informational meeting, where we will answer your questions.


Multiple Dates Available:


Aug 4, 2021

Register here.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Stand-Alone Lead Poisoning Prevention in Child Care - August 3rd


Stand-Alone Lead Poisoning Prevention in Child Care

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Need to add the Lead Poisoning Prevention to your Health & Safety Training?

About this event

A new law in Health and Safety Code 1596.866 requires the eight-hour Preventive Health and Safety training to include instruction in lead poisoning prevention for child care licenses issued on or after July 1, 2020.

This training is intended for child care providers who previously took the eight-hour Preventive Health and Safety training without the lead poisoning prevention content, and are now applying for their license. Providers in that situation are allowed to take this approved lead poisoning prevention content as a separate, stand-alone class.

Upon completion, you will receive a separate certificate that should accompany your current Preventive Health and Safety 8-hour EMSA approved certificate.


Date and time

Tue, August 3, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Register here.

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Solano Family & Children's Services - Help Paying for Child Care

 


NEED HELP PAYING FOR CHILD CARE?
  • Parental Choice
  • Age Eligibility
  • Program Eligibility

The Subsidized Child Care Program may be able to help. Our staff will help you determine which program you may be eligible for. Each program has strict eligibility guidelines, and all families must qualify under those guidelines in order to receive services.

See if you may qualify for a Subsidized Child Care Program.

- I am currently receiving TANF/Cash Aid

- I have received TANF/Cash Aid within the past 24 months but I am not receiving it now

- I am not currently receiving TANF/Cash Aid and have not received it within the past 24 months and I believe my income is low enough to qualify for subsidized child care. Click here for information about a program I may qualify for.

Learn more here.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

"Snack & Chat" con CCIP by Solano Family & Children's Services - Spanish July 24th

 


"Snack & Chat" con CCIP

by Solano Family & Children's Services


La creación de una red de contactos, intercambio de ideas, y haciendo nuevos amigos

About this event

Ven a nuestro "Snack & Chat" con otros proveedores de cuidado infantil para intercambiar información, recibir consejos, y compartir problemas comunes en este foro abierto. Actualmente, estamos colaborando con el Solano County Licensed Family Child Care Association para brindarle todo el apoyo de primera calidad en sus esfuerzos para proporcionar la más alta calidad de cuidado de niños en nuestro condado. Traiga un aperitivo que usted guste para compartir con todos.


Date and time

Sat, July 24, 2021

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Register here

Monday, July 19, 2021

SFCS Monthly Networking Event: Snack & Chat with CCIP - July 21st


Snack & Chat with CCIP

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Join Us for Our Monthly Networking Event

About this event

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a statewide initiative to build the supply and improve the quality of licensed family child care homes in California. The CCIP works through local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers. Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues in this monthly Open Forum in an effort to give you all premium support as you strive to provide the highest quality of care in our county.

This is a virtual meeting via Zoom. Don't forget to sit down with your snacks! We look forward to seeing your lovely faces

Who should attend?

  • "Seasoned" Family Child Care Providers
  • Newly licensed Family Child Care Providers
  • Those who are in the process of becoming Family Child Care Providers


Date and time

Wed, July 21, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here.

Friday, July 16, 2021

SFCS Presentation: Becoming A Licensed Child Care Provider July 19th



Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Do you love working with children? Are you already caring for your own children, or a friend or relative’s children?

About this free event

Make a world of difference from your home

You can become a licensed family child care provider, and start your own business out of your home!


Who needs a license to care for children?


People who care for children from more than one family and who are not relatives of the child in care need to be licensed.


What does it mean to be a licensed family child care provider?


Join us during this informational meeting, where we will answer your questions.


Multiple Dates Available:


JUL 19, 2021

Register here.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

SFCS Presentation: Becoming A Licensed Child Care Provider July 14th



Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Do you love working with children? Are you already caring for your own children, or a friend or relative’s children?

About this free event

Make a world of difference from your home

You can become a licensed family child care provider, and start your own business out of your home!


Who needs a license to care for children?


People who care for children from more than one family and who are not relatives of the child in care need to be licensed.


What does it mean to be a licensed family child care provider?


Join us during this informational meeting, where we will answer your questions.


Multiple Dates Available:


JUL 14, 2021

Register here.


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Solano Family & Children's Services Offices Reopen


Attention Parents, Providers, Community Partners:

In conjunction with the State of California’s updated guidance on the COVID-19 Pandemic, Solano Family & Children’s Services plans to re-open to the public on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 12:00 noon.  Thereafter, we will resume our regular hours of operation, M, W, Th, & F; from 8:30am – 5:00pm; and Tuesdays, Noon – 5:00pm.  We will be closed to the public on the 1st Friday of every month.

 

We acknowledge that the COVID-19 virus is still active, and we will continue to offer most of our services remotely, using electronic measures.

 

Please be aware, that if you choose to come into our office in person, you will be required to wear a face mask and submit to a temperature check, regardless of your vaccination status, until further notice.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Connecting with the Families in Your Care - July 8th 2021

 


Connecting with the Families in Your Care

by Solano Family & Children's Services


You are an important part of the “village to raise a child.”

About this event

Collaborating with families of children in your care is vital to the health and well-being of everyone. The “building blocks” of strengthening your relationships with families will be highlighted in this workshop as well as reflection and communication strategies.


Date and time

Thu, Jul 8, 2021, 6:00 PM


Register here.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

SFCS: Our Impact and Mission



Solano Family and Children’s Services (SFCS) is an organization dedicated to enriching children’s lives through support and services to families and child care providers.

The services and support we offer include:

  • Free child care referrals for families seeking quality child care.
  • Parent education and resources to help families make the best child care choices.
  • Assistance for income-eligible families with child care costs.
  • Child care provider training and development to help them build sustainable businesses and provide quality, healthy and age-appropriate care.
  • Child health, development, nutrition, and safety education.
  • Meal reimbursement program for child care providers serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.
  • Public education and advocacy for families and children at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Our agency also collects data on child care demand and capacity to help in planning for local child care needs.

SFCS operates on a non-discriminatory basis, giving equal access to services without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, age, religion, mental or physical disability, or on the basis of a person’s association with person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Monday, June 28, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Stand-Alone Lead Poisoning Prevention in Child Care - June 29th


Stand-Alone Lead Poisoning Prevention in Child Care

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Need to add the Lead Poisoning Prevention to your Health & Safety Training?

About this event

A new law in Health and Safety Code 1596.866 requires the eight-hour Preventive Health and Safety training to include instruction in lead poisoning prevention for child care licenses issued on or after July 1, 2020.

This training is intended for child care providers who previously took the eight-hour Preventive Health and Safety training without the lead poisoning prevention content, and are now applying for their license. Providers in that situation are allowed to take this approved lead poisoning prevention content as a separate, stand-alone class.

Upon completion, you will receive a separate certificate that should accompany your current Preventive Health and Safety 8-hour EMSA approved certificate.


Date and time

Tue, June 29, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Register here.

 

Friday, June 25, 2021

SFCS Workshop: "Snack & Chat" con CCIP - June 26th

 


"Snack & Chat" con CCIP

by Solano Family & Children's Services


La creación de una red de contactos, intercambio de ideas, y haciendo nuevos amigos

About this event

Ven a nuestro "Snack & Chat" con otros proveedores de cuidado infantil para intercambiar información, recibir consejos, y compartir problemas comunes en este foro abierto. Actualmente, estamos colaborando con el Solano County Licensed Family Child Care Association para brindarle todo el apoyo de primera calidad en sus esfuerzos para proporcionar la más alta calidad de cuidado de niños en nuestro condado. Traiga un aperitivo que usted guste para compartir con todos.


Date and time

Sat, June 26, 2021

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Register here

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SFCS Workshop: TIC Trauma An Overview Part 2 - June 24th


TIC Trauma An Overview Part 2

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Description

Part 2 will cover how trauma impacts brain development and how to support littles that may become triggered.

Date and time

Thu, June 24, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Register here

 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Strategies for Assisting with Emotional Regulation - June 22, 2021

 


Strategies for Assisting with Emotional Regulation

by Solano Family & Children's Services


When we are aware of how our bodies connect to our emotions, we are better able to regulate our behaviors.

About this event

In this workshop, you will learn about strategies to assist with your interoceptive awareness, the understanding of how our bodily sensations connect with our emotions. Resources and activities will be provided to use in your program on a daily basis.

Date and time

Tue, June 22, 2021

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Please register here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Notice: Solano Family & Children's Services To Reopen Office July 6th


Attention Parents, Providers, Community Partners:

In conjunction with the State of California’s updated guidance on the COVID-19 Pandemic, Solano Family & Children’s Services plans to re-open to the public on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 12:00 noon.  Thereafter, we will resume our regular hours of operation, M, W, Th, & F; from 8:30am – 5:00pm; and Tuesdays, Noon – 5:00pm.  We will be closed to the public on the 1st Friday of every month.

 

We acknowledge that the COVID-19 virus is still active, and we will continue to offer most of our services remotely, using electronic measures.

 

Please be aware, that if you choose to come into our office in person, you will be required to wear a face mask and submit to a temperature check, regardless of your vaccination status, until further notice.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

SFCS Provider Workshop: Trauma Informed Care - An Overview - Part 1 - June 15th


 

Description:

Part one will provide an introduction to trauma-informed care and the different types of trauma. For Solano County Providers

Date and time

Tue, June 15, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

To register, please visit: Eventbrite

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Join Us For A Virtual Parent Cafe - Solano Family & Children's Services

 



Join Us For A Virtual Parent Cafe

by Solano Family & Children's Services


Solano County Parents join us for a virtual parent cafe

About this event

Join us for raffles, discussion, and community.


Date and time

Thu, June 10, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Register here.