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.
Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!
The use of this app is not a substitute for the use of validated, standardized developmental screening tools as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Beginning January 1, 2018, all licensees, administrators, or employees of a licensed child care facility, including child care centers and family child care homes will be required to take a training to recognize and report child abuse.
AB 1207 – California Child Care Workers: Mandated Reporter Training Update:
This Child Care Worker Training does satisfy the requirements of AB 1207
This program is self-paced and will provide an overview of the significant definitions, requirements and protections of the California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). You will learn:
What the law requires of you as a mandated reporter
How to spot indicators of possible child abuse or neglect
How to talk to children about suspected abuse
How to make a report
What happens after a report is filed
Special issues related to child abuse reporting for child care providers
The Child Care module includes vignettes and is self-paced. At the conclusion of the training you will take a final test that requires an 80% or higher score to pass. Upon passing the test you will be e-mailed a Certificate of Completion.
Very soon, whenever you sign up for any of our workshops, you will be directed to the California ECE Workforce Registry. Wondering why? To widen your choices in workshops and to store all of your training in one place. Watch the video for a full explanation.
We had so much fun treating some of our hard-working child care providers in observance of Provider Appreciation Day. They work hard each and every day to provide services for families in our community, we wanted to show them how much we appreciate them. Those who attended were treated to a lovely tea, catered by “Personal Touch by Design,” group activities, and crafts. It made us smile, seeing new friendships being formed and old ones being rekindled. Hoping to see you at some more of the upcoming trainings and events that we have planned.
If you are a Licensed Child Care Provider, or are TrustLine and caring for children in your own home, you are eligible! For more information about how you can participate, call (707) 863-3950, ext 131.
Children and youth can face emotional strains after a traumatic event such as a car crash or violence.1 Disasters also may leave them with long-lasting harmful effects.2 When children experience a trauma, watch it on TV, or overhear others discussing it, they can feel scared, confused, or anxious. Young people react to trauma differently than adults. Some may react right away; others may show signs that they are having a difficult time much later. As such, adults do not always know when a child needs help coping. This tip sheet will help parents, caregivers, and teachers learn some common reactions, respond in a helpful way, and know when to seek support.