Join Parent Voices in advocating for quality and affordable child care. Child care is an important component to the development of young children and to the economic security of families.
Join us on August 4th and see what it’s all about.
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!
Here’s where you will find all of the latest news from Community Care Licensing, including information on the new Child Care Advocate for our area, health and safety training, children’s allergies, and much more:
Community Care Licensing – Spring 2016
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
The Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) and Impact are now available in Solano County! If you are interested in providing quality child care these are programs you need to know about. Join us at the launch event to learn more about QRIS and Impact and how it can benefit you.
Save the Date Early Learning System Launch FINAL
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
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
What is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) all about?
Click on the link below to view a short presentation!