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.printable-register-to-vote-sign

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!

ECE Save the Date

Talking is Teaching

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