Serving Solano County since 1978!

Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) is a private, non-profit Child Care Resource & Referral Agency. Since 1978, we have provided services and support to parents, child care providers, and community members in Solano County.

Last year SFCS helped over 1800 families select the quality child care placements that best suit their individual needs. In addition, the Subsidized Child Care Program served over 2000 families covering child care costs for approximately 3400 children. The Child Care Food Program also served over 2300 children per month.

IT Administrator

IT Administrator Job Opening

Primary Functions: As the agency’s sole IT Administrator, you will be responsible for maintaining the agency’s network system by performing basic network and server administration to assure the system functions properly.  You will review and recommend the appropriate software, as well as provide support to management and staff by installing computers, printers, software and upgrades.  You will assist in inventory tracking of all computer-related equipment and maintain and continually improve static website and intranet site.

For further information go to: Employment Opportunities

29th Annual Solano College ECE Conference “We All Have a Heritage”

Solano College is pleased to host the annual Solano College Early Childhood Education Conference in partnership with Solano Community College ECE Advisory Board, Solano-Napa Association for the Education of Young Children, Solano County Licensed Family Child Care Association, Solano Family & Children’s Services. The keynote speak, Sandy Holman will present information on cultural diversity in your classroom. A wide selection of presentations are scheduled in the breakout sessions on various topics. Vendors and free resources will be available.  For more information email amy.obegi@solano.edu. The conference will be held at Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. See the links below for fee information and to register. 

Solano ECE Conference Online Registration

Solano ECE Conference Mail in Registration Form

FREE ONLINE TRAINING FOR EARLY CHIILDHOOD EDUCATORS

Sesame Street

LET’S PLAY PRETEND…WITH MATH!
Join your friends at Sesame Street for a FREE online course for early childhood educators entitled Make Believe with Math. This self-paced course is designed for all early childhood educators–whether you are working in a classroom, center-based program, or family child care setting. The course will enable educators to explore the fun of math in children’s make-believe play and how math moments can be incorporated into everyday learning.
The online course will:

• Highlight the importance of math and pretend play in children’s lives
• Explore how a facilitator can integrate “math moments” into children’s pretend play
• Offer an interactive learning experience during which educators can connect with others

Educators will have two sessions to choose from:
• August Session: August 1 – 31 (Registration opens July 15)
• October Session: October 1 – 31
Reminders:
• Best browsers to use (Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome)
• Gmail account is required to use
To be notified when course registration opens, and for more information on the course, please visit www.sesamestreet.org/freeonlinecourse and choose a session. Sesame Street will then send you more details about registering for the course.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to e-mail Sesame Street at stem@sesame.org.

Talking is Teaching

During the first few years of life, children’s brains develop at a rapid pace, influenced by the experiences they have at home, in their early care and education settings, and in their communities. Their experiences include the quantity and quality of words they are exposed to through talking, reading, and singing. Research has found that providing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with rich early language experiences can have important benefits on their brain development and school readiness

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED), in partnership with Too Small to Fail, have released “Talk, Read, Sing Together, Every Day!,” a suite of resources that can help enrich children’s early language experiences beginning from birth. This toolkit is the result of a commitment made at the 2014 White House convening focused on bridging the “word gap.”

This kit includes: A Parent & Caregiver Guide, a Children’s Read-Aloud Book, and Tips for Infants and Toddlers. Click on the links below to download copies.

Talking is Teaching – Parent & Caregiver Guide

Talking is Teaching – Story Time

Tips for Infants and Toddlers

Family Services Specialist – Child Care Subsidy Program

hiringPrimary Functions: Determine initial and continuing parent eligibility for subsidized child care services in accordance with program regulations; maintain client caseload; provide supportive services; conduct group parent orientations.

For further information, click HERE

Free Summer Meals 2015

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.
See below for school sites in Solano County.

Locations in Solano County

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