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
Primary 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
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
What is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) all about?
Click on the link below to view a short presentation!
Here’s where you will find all of the latest news from Community Care Licensing – reminders on safe sleep for infants, measles and immunizations, the most commonly cited deficiencies, licensing analysts, and much more:
Community Care Licensing Quarterly Update – Summer 2015
Health & Safety reimbursements are now available!
If you have recently completed CPR, First Aid, or Preventative Health Practices, SFCS may be able to reimburse you for part of those costs. This California Department of Education funded opportunity is open to:
• Licensed Family Child Care Providers and/or their assistants
• Licensed Child Care Center Staff
• License-Exempt Child Care Providers
If you have taken, or plan to take, the approved CPR, First Aid, or Preventative Health Practices certification between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, you are invited to apply for this limited funding.
Reimbursement applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and will only be available until the funding runs out. Applications are available by clicking HERE, or you may get them in our office. You may also request that an application be emailed to you by calling Rayma Ware at (707) 864-4634. Certain rules and restrictions apply, call for details.
Note: Providers should also keep in mind that the cost of required training is tax deductible.
If you need help in finding approved training, call the Resource & Referral Department at (707) 863-3950, extension 752.