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.
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, 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 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.
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