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.

Fourth Annual Solano County Policy Forum

BULLETINS

This was a day that many gathered to share their passion for our children. Our elected officials heard first-hand from parents, youth, and future leaders.

Mandated Training to Recognize and Report Child Abuse for Child Care Providers

On January 1, 2018, all licensees, administrators, or employees of a licensed child care facility, including child care centers and family child care homes must 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.

Access the training here

California ECE Workforce Registry

We’re Making the Transition!

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.

 

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

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.

For more information on Provider Appreciation Day, visit: http://www.providerappreciationday.org/

 

Here’s what providers think about our Food Program


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.


 

Talking with Children After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

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.

Tips for Talking with Children & Youth After a Disaster or Traumatic event

Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems are used across the country to improve and support the quality of early care and education programs, including family child care homes and all forms of private and public licensed and license-exempt child care settings with children ages 0-5. Studies show that when children receive high quality care and education during their early years of life, they are better prepared for school, better readers, and are more likely to graduate high school. These outcomes benefit every child and family in the community.

The primary goal of the Solano QRIS is to improve the quality of early care and education so that more children with high needs have access to quality programs. The Solano QRIS enables early care and education providers to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in their programs. The Solano QRIS aims to improve outcomes for children who attend child care throughout Solano County.

For more information click on this link:  Solano County QRIS

 

Community Care Licensing – Quarterly Update

Here’s where you will find all of the latest news from Community Care Licensing, including information on Water emergencies, mosquito prevention, pesticide training, measles, and much more:

Summer 2017

California’s Children

California is home to more than 9 million children. With 12 percent of the
nation’s children, the well-being of California kids has a big impact on the
well-being of children nationally. Unfortunately, California recently ranked
38th out of 50 states in children’s well-being.

See our report card here: 2016 California Children’s Report Card