Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022
- Attend a Licensing Orientation
- Register for the orientation with Community Care Licensing at either the Rohnert Park office (residents of Benicia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, and Vallejo) or the Chico office (residents of Dixon and Vacaville)
- Call Rohnert Park office (707) 588-5026 or Chico office (530) 895-5033
- Send $25 per person attending to the respective office:
- Due to COVID 19 restrictions, orientations are currently only available online. See below.
- 8 hours of CPR and First Aid
- 8-hour Preventative Health Practices training
- Complete the Mandated Child Abuse Reporting training online at: https://childcare.mandatedreporterca.com/
- All adults in the home over the age of 18 must provide proof of a current clear tuberculosis (TB) test
- Applicant’s and assistants’ proof of immunization against influenza, pertussis and measles
- Copy of the orientation certificate
- Copies of Health & Safety trainings cards/certificates, Mandated Child Abuse Reporting certificate
- TB tests of all adults living in the home
- Proof of immunizations for those who will work directly with the children
- Check or money order for $73 for small family child care or $140 for a large family child care
- Community Care Licensing will send you a confirmation letter with your facility number
- Use this number on the Livescan Form (LIC 9163 found online at www.ccld.ca.gov) for each adult in the home for fingerprinting & background check After DSS/CCL receives all clearances, you will receive a call from a licensing program analyst to schedule a time for a home inspection
- Prepare your home for your visit from DSS/CCL
Monday, May 16, 2022
The 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.
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.
Children are eligible for services through 12 years of age. Children with special needs may be eligible through 21 years of age.
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.
Friday, May 13, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
- Tree Nuts
Saturday, May 7, 2022
by Denyne Micheletti Colburn, CEO of CAPPA
Since the start of the pandemic until now, California’s child care businesses and work force have been devastated. During the peaks of the COVID-19 crisis where certain workers were classified as “essential” and the governor routinely declared one Executive Order after another, while the cameras were rolling access to stable child care was noted as critical.
Now that the cameras on this issue have all but stopped, so has the attention paid to child care. Solving California’s child care crisis is not only critical to families but is also critical to supporting a growing and thriving economy.
Unfortunately, the only time that child care is even referenced, is when there is discussion surrounding that some of it be provided within the public-school system. However, for working parents that have jobs requiring care before school starts, in the evening or on weekends, they simply are out of luck. Compounding the situation is the huge gift of monies to the schools to design and recruit new teachers to begin providing the care.
Let’s contrast Governor’s Newsom’s gift to design and recruit for care provided through the schools versus his funding for child care for working families to access; care that not too long ago was critical during COVID.
For private child care businesses, essentially, they received little. Yes, new rates were implemented in January. However, let’s be honest. Those state reimbursement rates implemented were outdated before they were implemented. California’s child care field was just so hungry to even be noticed that immediately the new rates were welcomed until we actually saw the data.
Even now, when California has a massive revenue surplus, there is avoidance of taking action to support longer term relief for working families such as elimination of family fees for the poorest of families and fair and equitable access to subsidized child care by all income eligible families. Unfortunately, this governor has decided that there is no room in his $40 billion plus surplus to eliminate family fees and establish a fair access for families because it may cost roughly $140 million initially. Seriously?
For child care businesses that are roughly comprised of over 80 percent small business owners, California unfortunately continues to experience an exodus of these businesses. The problem every one of us see daily in our communities of Help Wanted posted everywhere will worsen. Parents cannot go to work without child care. And child care businesses cannot continue to stay viable if their funding and rates are not adequate to cover the cost of providing care.
California is headed for a child care cliff. Let’s hope that our governor and legislature correct this coarse before it is too late and child care businesses are shuttered, parents are unable to access care and unemployed and California’s economy is put into a tailspin.