Monday, November 29, 2021

SFCS Workshop: 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
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.


Monday, December 6, 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 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:

Friday, November 26, 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:

Dec 1, 2021

Register here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

SCFS Workshop: Snack & Chat with CCIP

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

Sat, November 27, 2021

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Register here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Solano Family & Children's Services Lending Library

Our Lending Library is a FREE membership
 and available to all community members. The Lending Library is open during business hours.

We offer the following for loan:

  • Books and Videos including, but are not limited to, small business development, curriculum ideas, child development, health & safety, parenting, nutrition and working with children of all abilities. For a complete list of books that are available.
  • Curriculum Boxes built to suit the needs of both families and providers, covering topics such as math, science, language, health and safety, and other common themes appropriate for young children. Boxes contain a variety of children’s literature, curriculum ideas, puzzles, puppets, and other fun items.
  • Soft vinyl Climbing Structures meant for infants and toddlers provide safe play just right for little ones. When assembled in your environment, they will provide gross motor activities, a place to rest, explore and more. Climbers feature ramps, steps, tunnel, and other geometric shapes.

Other Lending Library items include:

  • Die Cutting
  • Button Making
  • Book Binding
  • Puppet Theater
  • ASQ Kits (for developmental screening)

It’s FREE to join. Appointments are encouraged to sign up and to check items out. To schedule an appointment call 707-863-3950 ext. 752.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Health Care for Child Care Providers

The term self-care can be a little confusing because it has come to mean so many things, from spending time on your own to taking the lead on managing your diabetes. The main goal of all self-care, however, is to increase your health and happiness. We can’t care for others unless we care for ourselves first.

Some ways we can care for ourselves are:

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Going on long walks by yourself or with friends
  • Talking with your closest friends about how you are feeling
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Taking a yoga class
  • Doing an activity you love
  • Enjoying a long bath
  • Visiting your doctor for health screenings like mammograms, colonoscopies or physical exams

Increased funding for health care has made plans much more affordable this year (plans are often less than $60 per month).

Open Enrollment has started on and runs November 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

Child care providers and anyone else interested in affordable health coverage can sign-up now to begin coverage starting January 1, 2022.

To receive help with enrollment from a certified enroller/navigator in several languages follow this link:

The language on the website can be changed by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the home page.

Child care providers can also call to get help with enrollment Monday-Saturday 8-6pm (closed Sundays):

English: (800) 300-1506

Spanish: (800) 300-0213

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Happy Veterans Day From Solano Family & Children's Services

Happy Veterans Day

On November 11, 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to his countrymen on the first Armistice Day (changed to Veterans Day in 1954), in which he expressed what he felt the day meant to Americans:


The White House, November 11, 1919.

A year ago today our enemies laid down their arms in accordance with an armistice which rendered them impotent to renew hostilities, and gave to the world an assured opportunity to reconstruct its shattered order and to work out in peace a new and more just set of international relations. The soldiers and people of the European Allies had fought and endured for more than four years to uphold the barrier of civilization against the aggressions of armed force. We ourselves had been in the conflict for something more than a year and a half.

With splendid forgetfulness of mere personal concerns, we remodeled our industries, concentrated our financial resources, increased our agricultural output, and assembled a great army, so that at the last our power was a decisive factor in the victory. We were able to bring the vast resources, material and moral, of a great and free people to the assistance of our associates in Europe who had suffered and sacrificed without limit in the cause for which we fought.

Out of this victory there arose new possibilities of political freedom and economic concert. The war showed us the strength of great nations acting together for high purposes, and the victory of arms foretells the enduring conquests which can be made in peace when nations act justly and in furtherance of the common interests of men.

To us, in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.


Monday, November 8, 2021

Holiday Breakfast Fare For Friends and Family: Apple Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Bake

2 packages breakfast sausage links
1 can apple pie filling
2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper
6 eggs

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. in a 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in pie filling and apples.

Spread mixture evenly in baking dish. Top with 1 cup of cheese in large bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, salt, pepper, and eggs with wire whisk or fork until blended. Pour evenly over cheese.

Bake 30 to 37 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Top with the remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Friday, November 5, 2021

Eating Healthier on Thanksgiving

In the US, November 25th is a day celebrated as Thanksgiving and a time for reuniting with family and loved ones. There is nothing more satisfying than being surrounded by those who love and care for you. When we come to this time of year, we are less worried about what we eat is on the healthy scale of things, but it is possible to be healthier or at least eat healthier even on Thanksgiving, and here is how.

  • First off, choose organic ingredients such as greens, meat, flour, etc. these are great ways to ensure the meals prepared are healthier
  • Second, prepare what you can in a pressure cooker or clay pot. These cooking vessels will help keep the nutrients in your food. So fewer nutrients are lost. With a pressure cooker, you get the nutrients locked in as you would in a clay pot but in a fraction of the time. This makes for a healthier mealtime all together.
  • ImageThird, make sure your plate is dominated by veggies and plant-based foods, with a quarter of your plate being meat. This will provide you with lots of healthy nutrients and less unhealthy portions that can contribute to weight gain and inflammatory responses in the body.

It is possible to eat healthier during the holidays and Thanksgiving is no different from other family gathering-oriented holidays. Enjoy your mealtimes and make sure your plate is healthy as possible. t is okay to indulge every now and again but try to make more health-conscious decisions in the portions you eat and ingredients used in food preparation this Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

SFCS Workshop: Trauma Informed Care: An Overview Part 1 & 2

Enhancing Caregiver Resiliency-For Solano County Providers

About this event

TIC: An overview of parts 1 &2 is an introduction to trauma-informed care. Targeted for Solano County childcare providers/professionals.

This training will provide a simple definition of Trauma as well as the different types. It will go over the different parts of the brain and how trauma can affect these parts.

Date and time

Tue, November 9, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

To register, please visit: Eventbrite