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?


  • 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


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.


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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

SFC Workshop: EMSA Approved Preventive Health Practices for Child Care - Mar 8th, 9th, & 10th 2021

EMSA Approved Preventive Health Practices for Child Care (FREE) Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, March 8, 10, and 12 – 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. Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3. Friday, March 12, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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