Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Feed your brain ⏲️ 6 Minute English


Our brain works very hard 24 hours a day. So, what food should we eat for maximum brain health? Phil and Georgie discuss this and teach you some useful vocabulary.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950


Saturday, April 6, 2024

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter


Happy Easter

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950







Tamir and Kayla’s Special Story | Literacy


Finding a “just right” book may take a few tries, but with the help of a mom, Tamir can use special tricks to find the perfect book to share!

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Intake Clerical Assistant II

Would you enjoy supporting an agency whose mission advocates for children? Do you have strong customer service skills, interpersonal skills, as well as a desire to work with an agency whose goals are to serve the community? If yes, then this is a great role for you!

WHO WE ARE:
Solano Family & Children’s Services creates connections for families and child care providers to support the healthy development of children for a thriving community. We hire individuals who have a strong work ethic and are looking for a career that supports our mission and impact in Solano County.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
The Clerical Assistant II will provide clerical support to the Provider Intake Process of the Subsidized Child Care Program, including maintenance of the Subsidy Provider Tracking Spreadsheet. This person will assist with provider orientations, attend meetings, and outreach events, complete data entry,
filing, mailings and conduct general clerical duties.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate is organized, can multi-task and prioritize, works well under pressure, and can communicate effectively with clients, outside agencies, and community partners.

• Two years of clerical experience
• Experience using computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel,
and computer database systems
• Heavy data entry
• Internet experience and working with the public
• High School diploma or G.E.D.
• Prioritize assigned tasks and work well under pressure

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Background check required after offer of position. Full job description is available on our website at www.solanofamily.org or request via email at JYarrow@solanofamily.org. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Friday, March 22, 2024

Butterfly Breaths with Grover & Quinta Brunson | Mindfulness Moment


Grover feels overwhelmed with all of the work he has to finish! Qunita Brunson teaches Grover a Mindfulness Moment to help Grover slow down and pay attention to his feelings.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Thursday, March 14, 2024

If You Had a Nose Like an Elephants Trunk by Marion Dane Bauer 📚 Read Al...


Read by Erica Will, Northeast Regional Library Collection Development Librarian

In this delightful children’s book, a young girl lets her imagination run wild as she envisions what it would be like to have various animal features. From a snapping turtle’s tongue to a fly’s feet, a lizard’s tail, and chipmunk cheeks, she explores the possibilities. However, the heartwarming twist lies in the reassurance that being herself has its own wonderful advantages. This charming tale encourages self-acceptance and celebrates uniqueness. Perfect for young readers aged 4 to 8, the book is beautifully illustrated by Susan Winter.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Monday, March 4, 2024

Coping With Sickness


Together with children, watch Buddy and his mom deal with his dad being sick and quarantined in another room. Ask children, “What did Buddy do to help himself feel better? What did he do to help his dad? How were things the same as in our family? How were they different?”

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Friday, March 1, 2024

EMSA Approved Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

This is the 8-hour course that is required by Community Care Licensing in order to become a licensed family childcare 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 two-part training. You must attend both sessions to receive your certificate.


1 . Monday March 4th, 2023; From 1:30PM – 5:30PM

2 . Tuesday March 5th, 2023, From 1:30PM – 5:30PM

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER HERE. (THIS WILL REGISTER YOU FOR BOTH DAYS)

**No make-ups for any portion of this class will be allowed**

NOTE: Please plan to be here early or on time as there will be no late admittance. Doors will be locked at 1:35.

SEE YOU THERE!

Register HERE

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Job Announcement : Provider Services Specialist I


If you have a desire to serve the community by assisting with reimbursements for services to subsidized families, have caseload management experience, would enjoy educating child care providers on policies and procedures for participation on the Child Care Subsidy Program, and have strong accounting skills this may be the position you have been waiting for.

WHO WE ARE:
Solano Family & Children’s Services creates connections for families and child care providers to support the healthy development of children for a thriving community. We hire individuals who have a strong work ethic and are looking for a career that supports our mission and impact in Solano County.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
The Provider Services Specialist is responsible for processing provider reimbursements for services rendered to the Subsidy Program as well as educating participating child care providers on the program policies and regulations. They are also responsible for determining initial and continuing eligibility for participation, generating required program documents, facilitating provider orientations, and
maintaining provider files.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate should be proficient with a variety of responsibilities including experience providing good customer service as well as having at least two years office experience including working with computers.

• Excellent math skills are mandatory
• Strong accounting experience
• Communication, organizational, and customer service skills
• Minimum of two years office experience
• Knowledge of, and ability to use computers for client data, word processing and calendar of events
• Ability to work as part of a team, which includes flexibility regarding job duties to meet agency and program needs

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Drug screen and background check required after offer of position. Full job description is available on our website at www.solanofamily.org or request via email at JYarrow@solanofamily.org Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Saturday, February 24, 2024

4 BEST Eric Carle Books | Compilation | Hungry Caterpillar,Busy Spider,Q...


Hi welcome to PopoPew hope you enjoy this Best of Eric Carle Book Compilation.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Job Announcement : Family Services Specialist I

Are you interested in working in an environment that can make a positive impact in your community by building relationships with families? This might be the position you’ve been waiting for.

WHO WE ARE:

Solano Family & Children’s Services creates connections for families and child care providers to support the healthy development of children for a thriving community. We hire individuals who have a strong work ethic and are looking for a career that supports our mission and impact in Solano County.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

The Family Services Specialist will determine initial and continuing parent eligibility for subsidized child care services. This person will maintain a client caseload at full capacity of a specific program or at 80 percent capacity when managing multiple programs. This person will also be responsible for providing supportive services to families in Solano County who are participating on the child care subsidy program.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate has strong communication, organization, customer service, and critical thinking skills. This person must have knowledge and the ability to use computers for client data, word processing and a calendar of events. This person must be able to work as part of a team and be available to travel throughout California to attend conferences, workshops, trainings, and community meetings.

• Two years’ experience in a position involving community or social service work

• One year interviewing and caseload management experience

• Experience determining eligibility for a public assistance program preferred

• Or equivalent combination of education/experience

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW:

A drug screening and background check is required after an offer of the position. A full job description is available on our website at www.solanofamily.org or you can request one via email at JYarrow@solanofamily.org. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Washy Wash


Watch the video together and sing along. Talk with children about the importance of handwashing—it helps keep us healthy and it helps keep germs away! Act out the steps of handwashing and then practice together.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentines Day!


Happy Valentines Day!

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Monday, February 12, 2024

Proud Members Of ...

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LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950




Tuesday, February 6, 2024

How to be a creative thinker | Carnegie Mellon University Po-Shen Loh


Have you ever wondered whether you lack creativity? Po-Shen Loh, a social entrepreneur, illuminates issues within the education system while instructing tens of thousands of diverse students. Serving as a U.S. Math Olympiad coach and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he endeavors to tackle these problems. He has developed a captivating educational system, reminiscent of Twitch game streaming. Explore the significant challenges and their solutions in the video.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Job Announcement : Administrative Assistant Subsidy Program


Do you have a desire to work with an organization whose goal and passion is to serve the community they represent? Are you an efficient independent multitasker who enjoys working on a variety of activities and projects? This may be the position you’ve been waiting for.

WHO WE ARE:
Solano Family & Children’s Services creates connections for families and child care providers to support the healthy development of children for a thriving community. We hire individuals who have a strong work ethic and are looking for a career that supports our mission and impact in Solano County.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
The Administrative Assistant will provide advanced administrative support to the Subsidy Program Managers and Supervisors. Collect, organize, and process data as needed for tracking and reporting requirements. Generate reports both manually and using a database. Assist in creating documents
and forms used by the subsidy program. Assist in processing program mailings. Document minutes for subsidy department meetings.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal candidate is an organized, independent multitasker with strong skills in customer service, communication, organization, and multi-tasking who works well under pressure.
• Two years office experience as administrative assistant, clerical assistant or similar position.
• Proven record of the ablity to multitask and to complete assigned projects timely, efficiently and independently.
• High School diploma or G.E.D. OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Drug screen and background check required after offer of position. Full job description is available on our website at www.solanofamily.org or request via email at JYarrow@solanofamily.org. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950



Sunday, January 28, 2024

Sesame Street: Ramp Racers Short Episode


Elmo, Rosita and Julia make a design from ramps and have a race.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Thursday, January 25, 2024

February 26 : TIC : Sesame Street in the Community-Website Introduction & Discuss


· Solano County Child Care Providers & Parents

· Join us for an introduction to the Sesame Street in Communities website! This workshop will show you how to navigate the website, the resources it provides, and how to create an account to explore and use its services time and time again!

We also will discuss different ideas on how to use the features in child care settings or at home
**All giveaways provided are for Solano County Residents Only**
Monday, February 26th 6pm-7:30pm

Click HERE to Register

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950



Monday, January 22, 2024

Proud Members Of ...

Solano Family & Children's Services
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LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950






Friday, January 19, 2024

Wants and Needs with Bert and Ernie | Financial Education


During a trip to the grocery store, Bert helps Ernie learn an important financial education skill by teaching him about the difference between wants and needs.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

January 22 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm : EMSA Approved Preventive Health Practices for Child Care


This is the 8-hour course that is required by Community Care Licensing in order to become a licensed family childcare 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 two-part training. You must attend both sessions to receive your certificate.
1 . Monday, January 22, 2024, From 1:30PM – 5:30PM

2 . Wednesday, January 24, 2024, From 1:30PM – 5:30PM

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER HERE. (THIS WILL REGISTER YOU FOR BOTH DAYS)

**No make-ups for any portion of this class will be allowed**

NOTE: Please plan to be here minimum 15min. early or on time as there will be NO LATE ADMITTANCE allowed. Doors will be closed and locked by the start of training time.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950




Saturday, January 13, 2024

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm : Snack & Chat with CCIP-LIVE & IN PERSON!!!


The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a statewide program designed to build the supply and improve the quality of licensed family child care homes in California. CCIP works through local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers. Our monthly Open Forum is held to give you the opportunity to meet other professionals in our world of early educators, those in the trenches with you & those that support you. Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues in this monthly networking opportunity. Our goal is to give you all premium support as you strive to provide the highest quality of care in our county.

We are really excited because this will be our first face-to-face Snack & Chat in 3 years. And you will be the first in our community to use our new conference room. So come one, come all!! Bring a friend, bring your snacks to share, ideas & questions to ask & business cards to network with. And come excited to win a raffle!

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


LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950


Wednesday, January 10, 2024

How To Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children | Lael Stone | TEDxDocklands


How did your parents respond to you as a child when you were upset?
Can you see the impact of their imprints in your life as an adult?
What is the magic ingredient when raising an emotionally intelligent child?

This talk explores all these questions along with how the lack of emotional literacy in our culture has significant power when it comes to the way we parent. It explores how compassion, empathy and mindfulness have a place in raising children – as well as in our education system. If connection, listening, and heart were at the center of every relationship, how different could our world be?

Working with thousands of families for over 16 years as an educator and counselor, Lael has seen the impact that trauma and disconnection have on a family. As an Aware Parenting Instructor, she facilitates workshops and support groups that empower parents to create connections and stronger relationships with their children. She is also the co-creator and Director of Woodline Primary School which is due to open in 2021 – a school based on emotional wellbeing and connection, set on a magnificent 20-acre farm in the Geelong hinterland in Victoria, Australia.

Lael co-hosts The Aware Parenting Podcast, is a regular contributor to several online publications and is a sought-after public speaker who talks candidly about her experiences and her great passion; helping to create wellness in families through connection and communication.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950


Sunday, January 7, 2024

Developmental Screening


Developmental Screening is important for monitoring your baby's development. It can help you understand your child's growth as well as check to see if there are any developmental delays or concerns so that they can be addressed early on.

Social Emotional Screening is also available as a method for detecting and monitoring whether your child may be delayed in aspects of emotional development such as: communication, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people.

LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950



Thursday, January 4, 2024

Free List of Licensed Child Care Providers

Solano Family & Children’s Services offers FREE child care referrals through a computer-generated list (we don't make recommendations). We will personalize a search for you based on your needs and requirements by asking you some questions that will help with your search.

  • Location
  • Type of care
  • Hours needed
  • Ages of children

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 care for a child with special needs, an infant or toddler, a child entering foster care, or other needs that may make it difficult to find care.

Quality child care offers children supportive, nurturing relationships with trusted adults and positive, diverse learning experiences that promote children's physical and psychological safety. It also promotes health and emotional, social, cognitive, and creative development.

Check out our Choosing Quality Child Care Guide for more information on quality care, the different types of child care, questions to ask potential providers, licensing requirements, etc.

Referral Request Form


LOCATION
421 Executive Court North
Fairfield, CA 94534-4019
(707) 863-3950

Monday, January 1, 2024