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.

 

Monday, June 7, 2021

SFCS Event: Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation - Jun 9, 21, or Jul 14



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:


JUN 9, 2021

Wed, 10:00 AM PDT

Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

Tickets


JUN 21

Mon, 6:30 PM PDT

Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

Tickets


JUL 14

Wed, 10:00 AM PDT

Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider - Informational Presentation

Tickets

Saturday, June 5, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Relating our Body Sensations to our Emotions, June 8 2021

 


Relating our Body Sensations to our Emotions
by Solano Family & Children's Services

You may have heard of the saying, follow your “gut” when making a hard decision

About this event
Did you know that science shows that our bodies “tell us” what to decide before we are capable of explaining it? In this workshop, you will learn about interoception, our eighth sensory system, and how interoception impacts the way we interact with others.

Date and time
Tue, June 8, 2021

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Register here.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Business of Family Child Care Workshop - June 5 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, June 5, 2021

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Register here.

Monday, May 31, 2021

SFC Workshop: EMSA Approved Preventive Health Practices for Child Care - June 2, 4, 7, 2021


EMSA Approved Preventive Health Practices for Child Care (FREE)
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 – 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Friday, June 4th, 2021 - 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Monday, June 7th, 2021 - 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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.

1. Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2. Friday, June 4th, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3. Monday, June 7th, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zoom (video and audio) is a requirement for participation. To register, please visit: Eventbrite

*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

Friday, May 28, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Parent Workshop - Advocating For Children with Special Needs - June 1st 2021

Parent Workshop - Advocating For Children with Special Needs

by Solano Family & Children's Services


A workshop to empower exceptional parents
by developing their advocacy toolbox.

About this event

Attention Exceptional Parents!

Does your child have special needs?

Are you struggling to get them the developmental and educational services that they need, or are you not sure in which direction you should go?

Put your mind at ease and join us for a presentation and Q&A session with Alan Kerzin, a distinguished advocate for exceptional families in our community!

Topics covered will include:

• Self-advocacy.

• Available supports.

• Direct representation for parents.

• Mediation and due process options.


Date and time

Tue, June 1, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


Register here

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Solano Family: Child Care Providers, Come Meet with Our Managers Event - May 27th


 Child Care Providers,
Come Meet with our Managers

About this event

Who should attend?

• Providers who have questions about the Subsidized Child Care Program, Resource & Referral Program, or the Child Care Food Program

• Providers who would like to share how things are going in your “child care world” at the moment

• Providers who want to connect with other individuals providing child care in Solano County*, or to hear updates regarding SFCS services.

* This call is recommended specifically to child care providers in Solano County

Date and time

Thu, May 27, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

Register here.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Solano Family Workshop: Let's Get EVERYONE Involved in Their Learning! - May 25th

 


Let's Get EVERYONE Involved in Their Learning!
by Solano Family & Children's Services

What’s your best learning style? Do you need pictures to help you put something together? Or are detailed instructions better?

About this Event

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help all children learn in the way that they learn best and learn more about your teaching style. We will explore ways to adapt your environment to meet a variety of learning styles including ways to assist visual, auditory, and sensory learners.

Presented by Jeanette Luedders Jones - Solano Community College, Child Development and Family Studies

Date And Time

Tue, May 25, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here

Thursday, May 20, 2021

"Snack & Chat" con CCIP by Solano Family & Children's Services - Spanish May 22nd

 


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, May 22, 2021

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Register here.

Monday, May 17, 2021

SFCS Monthly Networking Event: Snack & Chat with CCIP - May 19th


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, May 19, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Register here.

Friday, May 14, 2021

SFCS Workshop: ENHANCING CAREGIVER RESILIENCY-SOLANO COUNTY - May 18th

 


ENHANCING CAREGIVER RESILIENCY-SOLANO COUNTY
by Solano Family & Children's Services


Description

This training is designed for Solano County childcare providers. To focus on self-care and day-to-day strategies to keep us grounded.

Date and time

Tue, May 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Register here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

SFCS Event: Join Us For A Virtual Parent Cafe - May 13th

 


Solano County Parents.
Join Us For A Virtual Parent Cafe.

About this Free Event:

The cafe will focus on social connections, community, parenting, raffles, and more!

Date And Time

Thu, May 13, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Please register here.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Reminder: Solano Family Workshop: Let's Get EVERYONE Involved in Their Learning! May 11th

 


Let's Get EVERYONE Involved in Their Learning!
by Solano Family & Children's Services

What’s your best learning style? Do you need pictures to help you put something together? Or are detailed instructions better?

About this Event

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help all children learn in the way that they learn best and learn more about your teaching style. We will explore ways to adapt your environment to meet a variety of learning styles including ways to assist visual, auditory, and sensory learners.

Presented by Jeanette Luedders Jones - Solano Community College, Child Development and Family Studies

Date And Time

Tue, May 11, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Solano Family Workshop: Let's Get EVERYONE Involved in Their Learning! May 11th

 


Let's Get EVERYONE Involved in Their Learning!
by Solano Family & Children's Services

What’s your best learning style? Do you need pictures to help you put something together? Or are detailed instructions better?

About this Event

In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help all children learn in the way that they learn best and learn more about your teaching style. We will explore ways to adapt your environment to meet a variety of learning styles including ways to assist visual, auditory, and sensory learners.

Presented by Jeanette Luedders Jones - Solano Community College, Child Development and Family Studies

Date And Time

Tue, May 11, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Changing The World One Child At A Time



PROCLAIMING CHILD CARE PROVIDER

APPRECIATION DAY

National Child Care Provider Day is annually celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day. This special day recognizes child care providers, teachers, and other educators of young children across our nation.

As we have seen through the COVID pandemic, child care is an essential service and Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) believes that child care providers should be recognized for their dedication, commitment, and perseverance. As a result, SFCS is presenting a Resolution of the Solano County Board of Supervisors proclaiming May 7, 2021, as

“Child Care Provider Appreciation Day” in Solano County.

Please join us on April 27, 2021 at 5:30 PM
for a presentation of the Resolution to the First 5 Commission.
https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=34778

On May 4, 2021, at 9:00 AM,
the official presentation will be at the Solano County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Two child care providers will be speaking briefly on what being a licensed provider means to them
and what helped them to provide services to their families during COVID.

Also, join us on Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
for a virtual Provider Appreciation presentation where SFCS celebrates you!
Register at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-virtual-child-care-provider-appreciation-event-tickets-151730501013

Thursday, April 29, 2021

2021 Virtual Child Care Provider Appreciation Event by Solano Family & Children's Services - May 6th


2021 Virtual Child Care Provider Appreciation Event
by Solano Family & Children's Services


Child Care Providers of Solano County; Join us, as we celebrate YOU!

About this Event

To say that being a child care provider this past year has been challenging would be an understatement! Providers were essential long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has underscored how essential child care is. Child care provides opportunities for families to go to work, children to learn, businesses to operate and the economy to grow. Child care providers are “opportunity makers.” Child care providers are brain-builders. YOU are among our nation’s unsung heroes!

Join us for an evening of special recognition and acknowledgment, guest speakers, and sharing.

Date And Time

Thu, May 6, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Register here.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day Events



PROCLAIMING CHILD CARE PROVIDER

APPRECIATION DAY

National Child Care Provider Day is annually celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day. This special day recognizes child care providers, teachers, and other educators of young children across our nation.

As we have seen through the COVID pandemic, child care is an essential service and Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) believes that child care providers should be recognized for their dedication, commitment, and perseverance. As a result, SFCS is presenting a Resolution of the Solano County Board of Supervisors proclaiming May 7, 2021, as

“Child Care Provider Appreciation Day” in Solano County.

Please join us on April 27, 2021 at 5:30 PM
for a presentation of the Resolution to the First 5 Commission.
https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=34778

On May 4, 2021, at 9:00 AM,
the official presentation will be at the Solano County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Two child care providers will be speaking briefly on what being a licensed provider means to them
and what helped them to provide services to their families during COVID.

Also, join us on Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
for a virtual Provider Appreciation presentation where SFCS celebrates you!
Register at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-virtual-child-care-provider-appreciation-event-tickets-151730501013

Friday, April 23, 2021

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

 


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, April 24, 2021

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Register here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Snack & Chat with CCIP by Solano Family & Children's Services - English April 21st


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, April 21, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Register here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Reminder: Caring for Children in Mixed Age Groups Training Event - April 17th


Caring for Children in Mixed Age Groups
 
by Solano Family & Children's Services

Come and learn useful strategies to benefit mixed-age children in a group setting

About this Event

Unlike many childcare settings, family childcare homes and some center-based care settings integrate children of different ages. This interaction results in greater opportunities for children to form friendships and relationships than they could have in a group of same-age children. Mixed-age settings provide children with opportunities to observe, emulate and initiate skills and behaviors that can be monitored in a safe and developmentally appropriate manner. Participants will engage in:

  • the role of the adult as a careful planner
  • theoretical frameworks that support the importance of play
  • setting up a safe place for all ages to learn and grow
  • strategies to benefit mixed-age children in a group setting

Date And Time: Saturday, April 17, 2021 -  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

In English and Spanish

Please register here.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Cuidando a Grupos de Niños de Diferentes Edades, April 17th

 


Cuidando a Grupos de Niños de Diferentes Edades
by Solano Family & Children's Services


Por favor únete a nosotros

About this Event

Los participantes participarán en estrategias para beneficiar a los niños de varias edades en el entorno grupal, igual como enseñarles a crear un lugar seguro para que todas edades aprendan y crezcan.

Date And Time

Sat, April 17, 2021

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Register here.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Caring for Children in Mixed Age Groups, April 17th 2021


Caring for Children in Mixed Age Groups
 
by Solano Family & Children's Services

Come and learn useful strategies to benefit mixed-age children in a group setting


About this Event

Unlike many childcare settings, family childcare homes and some center-based care settings integrate children of different ages. This interaction results in greater opportunities for children to form friendships and relationships than they could have in a group of same-age children. Mixed-age settings provide children with opportunities to observe, emulate and initiate skills and behaviors that can be monitored in a safe and developmentally appropriate manner. Participants will engage in:

  • the role of the adult as a careful planner
  • theoretical frameworks that support the importance of play
  • setting up a safe place for all ages to learn and grow
  • strategies to benefit mixed-age children in a group setting


Date And Time: Saturday, April 17, 2021 -  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Please register here.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Reminder: Free Virtual Parent Cafe This Thursday, April 8th. Register Soon.

 


Solano County Parents.
Join Us For A Virtual Parent Cafe.

About this Free Event:

The cafe will focus on social connections, community, parenting, raffles, and more!

Date And Time

Thu, April 8, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Please register here.

Friday, April 2, 2021

SFCS Event: Join Us For A Virtual Parent Cafe - April 8th

 


Solano County Parents.
Join Us For A Virtual Parent Cafe.

About this Free Event:

The cafe will focus on social connections, community, parenting, raffles, and more!

Date And Time

Thu, April 8, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Please register here.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Solano Family & Children's Services - Our Impact & 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.

See more at https://solanofamily.org/our-impact-mission/

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Need 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/help-paying-for-child-care/

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

"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, March 27, 2021

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Online Event

Register here.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

March 25th Child Care Providers Come Meet With the Managers

 


March 25th Child Care Providers Come Meet With the Managers
by Solano Family & Children's Services

Child Care Providers, Come Meet with our Managers

About this Event

Who should attend?

• Providers who have questions about the Subsidized Child Care Program, Resource & Referral Program, or the Child Care Food Program

• Providers who would like to share how things are going in your “child care world” at the moment

• Providers who want to connect with other individuals providing child care in Solano County*, or to hear updates regarding SFCS services.

* This call is recommended specifically to child care providers in Solano County

Please register here.


Thursday, March 18, 2021

SFCS Provider Workshop: Stand-Alone Lead Poisoning Prevention in Child Care (FREE)

 


Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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.

Zoom (video and audio) is a requirement for participation.

To register, please visit: Eventbrite

SolanoFamily.org

Monday, March 15, 2021

SFCS Child Care Food Program


What is the Child Care Food Program?

The Child Care Food Program (CCFP) is a federally funded program operated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services Program.  The primary purpose of the program is to provide nutritious meals and snacks to children who are in a child care home setting.  Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) sponsors the Food Program in Solano County and surrounding counties.

See more about this program here.

SolanoFamily.org

Friday, March 12, 2021

SFCS Provider Workshop: Trauma Informed Care (TIC) (FREE) March 16 & 18, 2021


 

Tuesday and Thursday, March 16 and 18, 2021 – 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

This training will cover the different types of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), impact of trauma on the brain, neuroplasticity and resilience. We will go over key strategies to support children, build their resilience, and minimize their adverse childhood experiences. This is a two-part series.

Zoom (video and audio) is a requirement for participation.

To register, please visit: Eventbrite

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Virtual Parent Café, “Planting the Seeds” March 11th (FREE)


Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

SFCS monthly Parent Cafés are a free parent night with a meaningful and guided conversation, where we share stories, get information on how to take care of ourselves and our families, and raise strong, happy children.

Zoom (video and audio) is a requirement for participation.

To register, please visit: Eventbrite

Saturday, March 6, 2021

What Exactly Is Quality Child Care?

Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a parent can make.  We provide information on various types of care and help you understand the options available in your community as well as how to look for quality care.

Quality is defined as a degree of excellence. This means not average, not “it will do” child care, but excellent child care. Bottom line, you need to feel that the child care provider you select will offer a safe and stimulating, loving environment in which your child will mentally and physically thrive.  While no one can replace you, quality child care will offer your child a stimulating, nurturing environment which should help prepare your little one for school and to reach his or her full potential.

We have prepared this Choosing Quality Child Care guide to help you evaluate and select a program that will best suit your child’s and family’s needs.

Quick points to look for in your search

  • A well-trained, consistent caregiver.
  • A setting that keeps your child safe and healthy.
  • An environment that enhances your child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social growth.

FREE Referrals to Local Resources

We provide free referrals to other local resources such as employment, housing, health care, community, and parenting programs through our Help Me Grow Program.  All services are free and confidential. Our trained Family Navigators will listen and follow your family's lead. We support your parenting journey in building a stronger early learning foundation for your child.

Want to know how well your child is developing? Ask us about a Developmental Screening for your child!

See much more at SolanoFamily.org