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