Sunday, February 28, 2021

Child Safety: Keeping our Child Care Environments Safe


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, March 3, 2021

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM MST

To register for this online seminar:

Thursday, February 25, 2021

"Snack & Chat" con CCIP

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, February 27, 2021

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST

Register here:

Monday, February 22, 2021

Solano Family & Children's Services Provider Resource & Referral Program


1. How To Become A Licensed Child Care Provider

- Call Our Technical Assistance Line – Ext. 752

- Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)

- Finding Approved Health and Safety Training

  • Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
  • SFCS Health and Safety Training (ADD A LINK)

2. How to Sign Up for Our Referral Program              

3. Lending Library – Summary/Descriptive Blurb

4. Workshops

  • Community Networking
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Business Practices

Friday, February 19, 2021

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Parent Financial Help - Solano Family & Children's Services

 Subsidized Child Care Program may be able to help you pay for child care. We administer early learning and care programs that help low-income families and at-risk children who meet at least one of several Need and Eligibility criteria. The goal of these programs is to promote the health, growth, education, and care of children while their parents work, look for work, go to school, etc.

Parental Choice
SFCS does not provide direct child care.  Care must be done by eligible Child Care Centers, Licensed Child Care Homes, or License-Exempt/TrustLined Providers. It is up to parents to choose the child care provider who will best meet their needs.  Full or partial reimbursements for care are made directly to the provider.

Age Eligibility
Children are eligible for services through 12 years of age. Children with special needs may be eligible through 21 years of age.

Program Eligibility
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 to receive services.

CalWORKs Child Care Program
The CalWORKs program serves current and former CalWORKs Cash Aid Recipients.

Wednesday, February 10, 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

Sunday, February 7, 2021


TNAF Cash Aid


  • 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

Thursday, February 4, 2021

SFCS New Logo Announcement!

After 43 years of service, we are retiring our "balloon guy"!  We hope you're as excited as we are and will watch this video about our new logo!

Monday, February 1, 2021

Reminder: Feb 6th Seminar Introducing Language Through Play


Introducing Language Through Play

FEB 06 2021

Using a child-centered approach, this course focuses on the development of language and literacy skills needed for the transition to Kindergarten. Participants will gain increased understanding and competence in methods for supporting emerging language and literacy capabilities, as well as guidelines concerning the creation of a print-rich environment. 

To register, please visit Eventbrite  

From: 09:00 am to 02:30 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.