Saturday, July 20, 2024

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a free training and support program for individuals who are starting a family child care business and for existing providers.

• Assistance with completing the licensing application and support through the licensing process
• Home visit to help you prepare for the pre-licensing visit with Child Care Licensing
• Training and technical assistance for established providers

Training topics may include:

  • Child Development/Learning Environments
  • Preventive Health and other Health Related Topics
  • Inclusive Settings and Caring for Children with Special Needs
  • Observation, Screening, and Assessment
  • Leadership, Professionalism, Administration, and Supervision
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Business of Family Child Care
Call us at 707-863-3950 EXT 752 for Technical Assistance

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


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Body Boundaries Make Me Stronger by Elizabeth Cole | Body Safety, Privat...


"Every parent must navigate the tricky situation of teaching kids about personal boundaries in a healthy, age-appropriate manner. Finding the right personal safety books to do it, however, just got easier with this book about personal space.

Little Nick’s story is a beautifully illustrated consent book for parents to read with their little boys and girls. In this boundaries for kids book, Little Nick experiences several situations that make him uncomfortable, but once he tells his parents, he gains new ways to address the situations.

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


Sunday, July 14, 2024

Steps to Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider

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
  • Complete the orientation online for $25, plus a processing fee of $2.43 (for a total of $27.43) at www.ccld.ca.gov


Complete Health & Safety Trainings:
  • 8 hours of CPR and First Aid
  • 8 hours of Preventative Health Practices training
  • Complete the Mandated Child Abuse Reporting training online at: http://childcare.mandatedreporterca.com
Additional Required Documents:
  • All adults in the home over the age of 18 must provide proof of a current clear tuberculosis test
  • Applicant’s and assistants’ proof of immunization against influenza, pertussis and measles
Mail Application with these Documents to the Appropriate Office:
  • Copy of the orientation certificate
  • Copies of Health & Safety training 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 a small family child care or $140 for a large family child care
After You Have Submitted Your Application:
  • Community Care Licensing will send you a confirmation letter with your facility number
  • Use this number on the Livescan Form (LIC 9163) 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

Contact the CCIP Team to get started on your journey of owning and operating your own family child care, workshops, networking,
and many other excellent opportunities available to you! 707-863-3950 EXT 752

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





Thursday, July 11, 2024

Become a Licensed Child Care Provider


Do you care for the child(ren) of a
family member, friend, or neighbor
as a licensed-exempt provider?

Are you interested in a rewarding
career caring for children in your
own home?

Family Child Care Providers regularly provide care, protection, and supervision for up to 14 children in the provider's own home for periods less than 24 hours.

SFCS is welcoming enquiries from committed and nurturing individuals, interested in establishing their own home based child care business.

                                         HERE                                                                 HERE

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






Monday, July 8, 2024

It's Not Your Fault


Pretend play can help children talk through tough situations.

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


Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Solano Family & Children's Services : Parenting


We work to engage families, programs, and communities in building the five protective factors through the following:

Learn the Signs. Act Early

Ask us how you can learn more about Family Strengthening for your family.

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




Saturday, June 29, 2024

The Bear and the Bee — UK English accent (TheFableCottage.com)


Our version of the Aesop tale, retold by TheFableCottage.com: Mr. Bear is hungry for honey. Unfortunately he has no talent for negotiating with bees... This short story about the dangers of losing your temper is told in the present tense and uses simple language — great for English language learners (and everyone else too!)

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


Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Thursday, June 20, 2024

'Sesame Street' tackles addiction


Sesame Street is tackling addiction with one of its latest segments.

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


Sunday, June 16, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024

Solano Family & Children's Services : Family Strengthening


Family Strengthening

The Strengthening Families framework is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development, and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

Protective factors are characteristics or strengths of individuals, families, communities or societies that act to mitigate risks and promote positive well-being and healthy development. Most often, we see them as attributes that help families to successfully navigate difficult situations.

See more, here.


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


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Be Kind | A Children's Story about things that matter


What exactly is kindness? What is it to be kind? Is it being helpful? Being polite? Does it have to be a big act to be more kind? Well maybe the smallest act is the most powerful. Let's have a look at this meaningful book BE KIND by author Pat Zietlow Miler and illustrator Jen Hill.

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


Saturday, June 8, 2024

Solano Family & Children's Services : Parent Engagement Opportunities

Parent Cafés are small intimate settings where parents and caregivers have an opportunity to talk about their parenting successes and challenges.

The Café setting allows parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers, and any individual who cares for a child a chance to come together to listen, talk, build friendships, and support each other.

Parent Cafés implement family strengthening values to improve communication and strengthen relationships.

No cost to attend Cafés or Workshops

All trainings and workshops that SFCS offers are open to parents, child care providers, and anyone caring for children.

Access our Workshops Here

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



Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Solano Family & Children's Services : Lending Library


OUR SFCS LENDING LIBRARY
PROVIDES A WIDE RANGE OF MATERIALS
AND RESOURCES TO ENHANCE YOUR
CHILD'S LEARNING THROUGH PLAY.

Available items:
  • Books and Videos
  • Themed Activity Boxes (Toys, books, puppets, puzzles, activities, etc. for each theme)
  • Puppets and Puppet Stand
  • Infant & Toddler Soft Vinyl Climbing Structures
  • Laminating Services (Operated by SFCS Staff) ($2.00 per running foot)
  • Die Cut Machine (Letters, shapes, numbers, etc.) ($2.00 per 30-min session)
  • Button Making Machine (.50 cents per button)
  • Book Binding Machine
Lending Library Hours:
M, W, Th, F: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesdays: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Closed every first Friday of the month


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


Sunday, June 2, 2024

Just Go to Bed by Mercer Mayer - Little Critter - Read Aloud Books for C...


Read along with Little Critter as he plays a space cadet, a race car driver and more!

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


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Solano Family & Children's Services : 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.

FREE LIST OF LICENSED CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

CHOOSING QUALITY CHILD CARE GUIDE

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

Monday, May 27, 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024

Rosita and Alan Talk about Community Violence | Violence


Alan explains to Rosita what community violence is. It’s hard to know how to help young children understand and cope with the effects of violence in their own community, but there are ways to help them feel safer.

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


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Solano Family & Children's Services : Help Paying For Child Care


If you are currently receiving or have received TANF/Cash Aid within the past 24 months, you may be eligible for CalWORKs child care services. Call the Intake Clerical Assistant at (707) 864-4654 for more information.

Solano Eligibility List (SEL)
  • The Solano Eligibility List determines which families should be served first.
  • The family is ranked by gross family income, family size, and other needs. Income is verified prior to enrollment.
  • Children receiving CPS, or children at risk of being neglected or abused are given priority.
  • If a child lives with a guardian/foster parent only the child’s income is used to determine the family’s rank.
Subsidy Income Requirements

View and download the current family size/income levels for eligibility. There are other situations besides income that could make you eligible- the application will help determine if you are eligible.

See more, here.


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



Saturday, May 18, 2024

Request Free Developmental Screening


Help Me Grow Solano offers developmental
screenings for children 2 months - 5 years of age
via the following two options.



NOTE: THE INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE KEPT COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.

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





Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Kindness is My Superpower | Read Aloud by Reading Pioneers Academy


I am so grateful to be reading, "Kindness is My Superpower" by Alicia Ortego who allowed me to read her book on my channel. Little Lucas will learn what kindness means and have more understanding for others, accept differences, and show more empathy. This is a must-read for children to see how super you can become with simple acts of kindness.

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


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day from us.

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




Thursday, May 9, 2024

Solano Family & Children's Services : Help Paying For Child Care


Getting Started

Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) may provide full or partial payment for child care services for Solano County residents. The programs are designed to help income-eligible families afford child care. The programs serve children under the age of 13, children with documented special or exceptional needs may be served up to age 21. A key component of the programs is parental choice. This allows enrolled families to choose the child care setting that meets the specific needs of the family. Funding is provided through a combination of federal, state, and local agencies. When funding allows, SFCS will open enrollment to new families based on our Solano Eligibility List (SEL). This list is different from a waiting list in that we pull based on eligibility and need; not time on this list. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that a family will receive assistance through a subsidized child care program. Exceptions families who are currently receiving Cash Aid or who have been on Cash Aid in the last two years, and who meet the income guidelines and have a need for child care. Families must submit an application to place their name on the Solano Eligibility List (SEL) for the child care program(s) that best meet the needs of their family. Families do not automatically receive subsidized child care by submitting the application.

Learn more, here.

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





Monday, May 6, 2024

Talking About Brain-Related Injuries


Brain injuries can be best explained by the changes in behavior that they might cause.

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


Friday, May 3, 2024

Job Announcement : Fiscal Assistant I


Would you enjoy working in an environment with an emphasis on family and community support?  Do you have strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills that could assist us in meeting our mission to serve our community?  This may be the position you’ve been looking 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 Fiscal Assistant I will provide fiscal and general clerical support to the Fiscal Manager and the Fiscal Specialist by maintaining accounting ledgers, journals, logs, files and other accounting or fiscal records.  They will perform research to resolve errors or identify discrepancies, maintain information for monthly, quarterly, and annual fiscal reports and conduct general clerical duties.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Our ideal candidate should be knowledgeable of bookkeeping, financial record keeping, and basic accounting principles and practices with good organizational and multi-tasking skills as well as strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.

High School diploma or G.E.D.
2 years clerical experience using a database program for heavy data entry.
2 years accounting experience where the primary duties involved performance of arithmetic calculations preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as internet experience required.
Ability to prioritize assigned tasks and work well under pressure.
Work well with other agencies and community partners.
Ability to manage the accurate and timely processing of provider payments for all programs.
Ability to assist child care providers with 1099s, payment reimbursement details, and other needs

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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


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

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Job Announcement : Facilities Assistant

Are you an independent individual who can carry out day-to-day general office maintenance?  Would you enjoy assisting the Facilities Specialist in maintaining the facility, office equipment, ordering supplies and equipment, as well as assisting staff with safety needs?  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 Facilities Assistant will assist the Facilities Specialist with the maintenance of the facility and trouble shoot general office equipment.  

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate should be proficient in a variety of disciplines including mechanical knowledge, office equipment uses and troubleshooting, safety knowledge, and the ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously. 

Ability to multitask and to complete assigned projects timely & efficiently.
Assist with assembling and moving office furniture.
Assist with ordering, tracking and inventory of fixed assets, equipment, and supplies.
Must have strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
Familiarity with and ability to use computers.
Exhibit polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
Ability to prioritize assigned tasks, manage time, meet deadlines, work well under pressure, and work well with other agencies and community partners.
Ability to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, bend, and kneel while performing job duties.
Must be proactive, self-motivated, and have the ability to follow directions.

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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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


Saturday, April 27, 2024

Pete the Cat-Rocking Field Day


Pete and his friends compete in Field Day! Ready, set, groove! It’s field day and Pete is excited for a day filled with fun activities, like the water-balloon toss, three-legged race, an obstacle course, and tug-of-war! Join Pete the Cat and his friends Callie, Grumpy Toad, and Gus as they compete for a medal on field day!

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


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Job Announcement : Executive Assistant

Do you have a desire to use your strong communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills to serve your community by working with an organization whose goal and passion is to serve Solano County families?  Are you a self-starter who requires minimal direction and work guidance?  This may be the position for which you have been waiting.

WHO WE ARE:

Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) 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 Executive Assistant will aid SFCS Directors in scheduling and preparing meetings and appointments, maintain filles and calendars, prepare monthly board meeting packets, attend board meetings, and maintain recordkeeping/board communications.  They will prepare presentations and reports for projects, manage office documentation, as well as track and implement the Agency’s strategic plan.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:

Our ideal candidate is proficient with a variety of responsibilities including Microsoft products, knowledge of online research, web analytics, database management experience, and drafting/editing correspondence.  They must be able to work on Agency events both on-and off-site.

Bachelor’s degree or 5 years experience as an Executive Assistant or similar position.
Strong interpersonal, customer service, and critical thinking skills.
Project management skills, ability to prioritize work independently and work well under pressure.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgement.
Ability to interact with Agency leadership and staff in a professional manner.
Ability to attend educational/training seminars in various locations and run errands as needed.
Proven record of ability to multitask and to complete assigned projects timely, efficiently and independently.

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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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


Sunday, April 21, 2024

Job Announcement : Clerical Assistant II - Front Desk


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 for which you have been waiting.

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 – Front Desk is responsible for the professional representation of the agency to the community.  This person will greet and assist clients and visitors, direct them to the appropriate staff and information, process incoming and outgoing mail, as well as operate a multi-line phone system in a fast-paced office environment.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Our ideal candidate has strong communication, organization, interpersonal, customer service and multi-tasking skills.  They must pay attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to prioritize assigned tasks, work well under pressure, and with other community partners.

Two years’ experience as a receptionist using a multi-line phone system in a high-traffic reception area or equivalent training preferred.
Ability to use software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Continually update the Staff Database/Datasheet using Microsoft Excel.
Assist the Operations Team as needed.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
Ability to work effectively with others or independently.
Ability to accept supervision.
Ability to attend educational/training seminars in various locations.
High School graduate or equivalent.


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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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




Thursday, April 18, 2024

Elmo and Friends Sing Me & My Grown-Up | Emotional Well-Being


Elmo and his daddy Louie, Big Bird and his Granny, Abby and her mommy Maggie, and Wes and his daddy Elijah sing a song that celebrates the important relationships between children and their trusted grown-ups!

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


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