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.

Employment Opportunity Now Available

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Solano Family & Children’s Services is a rewarding place to work with flexible, family friendly policies and a diverse workforce. We offer benefit plans with medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent care and health expenses and a 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan where contributions are tax deferred. New, full-time employees accrue five days vacation leave, ten days sick leave and are given ten paid holidays per year.

For more information about our current openings, click here.

 

 

 

Introduction to Class Pre-K

If you have heard the word CLASS but are not sure what it’s all about now is your opportunity to learn more. An Introduction to CLASS Pre-K will be held on September 22 from 5-8pm at Solano County Office of Education. See the link below for registration details.

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Health and Safety Reimbursements

Great News!
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:
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• 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, 2016 and June 30, 2017, 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.

Funding the Next Generation – Yes on Kids!

Funding the Next Generation helps communities create measures that will fund and sustain services such as early childhood education, after-school and summer programs, health care, violence prevention, career readiness and parental support.

Funding the Next Generation is helping cities and counties throughout California make a financial commitment to their children. Already more than a dozen communities have embarked on a path toward sustainable funding.  Whether through ballot measures or increased local budgets, this initiate has sparked action for children and youth throughout California.

Solano County’s Board of Supervisors recently agreed unanimously to put this on our next ballot, coming up in November. Your vote will count for our children’s futures. ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? If not, please take a few minutes to register. It’s as easy as 1,2 ,3.     

Follow this link to register.

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Save the Date

If you are child care provider, and have never attended the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Conference, you should give it a try!

Not only are there great key-note speakers – it’s a day with other child care providers who are also reaching out to network with others. You may meet a new best friend! It’s a day of great workshops with useful topics to choose from, breakfast, lunch, vendors and more.

Save the date, and do yourself a favor!

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Solano Quality Early Learning System (QRIS & Impact) now accepting applications

Solano Quality Early Learning System is the consortium that includes the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) & Impact for Solano county child care providers. The primary focus of QRIS is to enhance quality.

To learn more about the program please go to: http://www.solanofamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Solano-QRIS-Information-flyer.pdf

You can read more about the guidelines at: http://www.solanofamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Solano-QRIS-Participation-Guidelines-and-RTT-Rating-Matrix-Pathways-FINAL-05-13-16.pdf

If you would like to be part of the QRIS program please print out the application and return it by JUNE 1, 2016 http://www.solanofamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Solano-QRIS-Application-for-Participation-and-W9-with-Instructions-FINAL-05-13-16.pdf