Solano Family Children's Services

SFCS Workshops

Workshops

Safety as they Grow

Aug 26 2017

Learn elements of child safety, ways to create a safe environment for children, ways to prevent accidents by childproofing and creating strategies for keeping children safe during routines. Presented by Joy Gamble, CCIP coordinator / Resource and Referral Trainer. To RSVP, please visit Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Preventative Health Practices for Child Care

Aug 27 2017

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER!

FOR A LIMITED TIME, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THIS COURSE FOR FREE. This is the 8 hour course that is required by Community Care Licensing in order to become a licensed family child care provider. The course includes:
  • Recognition, management & prevention of infectious diseases
  • Sanitary Food Handling
  • Child Nutrition
  • Identification and reporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Immunizations
  • Prevention of childhood injuries
  • Emergency preparedness & evacuation
  • Caring for children with special needs
***In order to receive this course at no cost to you, you MUST PRINT AND PRESENT THE TICKET when you arrive. Failure to present the ticket to the instructor will forfeit your free entry. You will then be responsible for payment of the course Sign up online at Eventbrite
From: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
Duration: 08:30 hours.

The Ages and Stages of Children - Supporting Developmental Milestones

Aug 29 2017

Every family looks forward to seeing a child's first smile, first step, and first words. Regular screening with the support of early childhood providers helps to raise awareness of a child's development, making it easier to expect and celebrate developmental milestones. All of our children need support in the early years to make sure they stay healthy and happy. Just like hearing and vision screenings assure that children can hear and see clearly, developmental and behavioral screenings assure that children are making developmental progress in areas such as language, social, or motor development. Screening is a regular part of growing up. Screenings can identify possible delays and concerns early. With regular screenings, families and child care providers can assure that young children get the services and support they may need, as early as possible to help them thrive alongside their peers. You will leave this workshop with access to simple tools for screening, and confidence and knowledge of the importance of partnering with parents. Presented by Rayma Ware, PEAK Trainer (Partnership for Early Access for Kids), Resource & Referral Trainer. To RSVP, please visit Eventbrite
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

The Ages and Stages of Children - Supporting Developmental Milestones

Sep 09 2017

Every family looks forward to seeing a child's first smile, first step, and first words. Regular screening with the support of early childhood providers helps to raise awareness of a child's development, making it easier to expect and celebrate developmental milestones. All of our children need support in the early years to make sure they stay healthy and happy. Just like hearing and vision screenings assure that children can hear and see clearly, developmental and behavioral screenings assure that children are making developmental progress in areas such as language, social, or motor development. Screening is a regular part of growing up. Screenings can identify possible delays and concerns early. With regular screenings, families and child care providers can assure that young children get the services and support they may need, as early as possible to help them thrive alongside their peers. You will leave this workshop with access to simple tools for screening, and confidence and knowledge of the importance of partnering with parents. Presented by Rayma Ware, PEAK Trainer (Partnership for Early Access for Kids), Resource & Referral Trainer. To RSVP, please visit Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 11:00 am
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Baby Signs

Sep 27 2017

Learn about the benefits of using baby signs with the babies and toddlers in your care. You will learn some of the basic signs you can use with babies and toddlers to make communication easier. RSVP by visiting Eventbrite Presented by: Kathryn Clark-Silveira - QRIS Coach (Quality Rating and Improvement System)
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

The Business of Family Child Care

Sep 30 2017

Sound business practices are key to successful child care programs.

This workshop will help you whether you are new or a seasoned child care provider. We will discuss the feasibility of operating a family child care business, creating a business plan, marketing in this fast-paced - internet world, creating a contract, interviewing families, communicating with families, setting policies and procedures, rates and much more. This is a two-part series - September 30, 2017 and October 7, 2017.  To RSVP, please visit Eventbrite Presented by Joy Gamble, CCIP coordinator, (Child Care Initiative Project), Resource & Referral Specialist.
From: 09:00 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: 03:30 hours.

Responding to Physical/Verbal Agression

Oct 10 2017

Participants will learn appropriate and safe ways to respond to physical and verbal aggression. You will learn to be alert and responsive in all settings, and you will learn to effectively communicate to students and staff in a crisis situation. To RSVP, please visit Eventbrite. Presented by: Dr. Zoee Bartholomew, Ed.D.
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Scientific Inquiry for Young Childrn

Oct 14 2017

This workshop encourages family child care providers to examine ways to provide a rich science environment for children. You will explore every day science, and practice principles of inquiry and documentation to enhance discovery and scientific learning. Topics also include the outdoor classroom. Presented by UC Davis.  RSVP at Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 02:30 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.

Investigación científica para niños pequeños

Oct 14 2017

Este taller anima a los participantes a examinar formas de proporcionar un entorno científico  para los niños. Explorará cada día la ciencia y practicará principios de investigación y documentación para mejorar el descubrimiento y el aprendizaje científico. Los temas también incluyen para un salón afuera al aire libre.  (Presented by UC Davis)  Favor de Reservar en Eventbrite (mire hacia ariba)  
From: 09:00 am to 02:30 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.

Financial Management for Family Child Care Providers

Oct 21 2017

Learn the importance of record keeping, tax requirements, saving for retirement and other financial tools to keep your records up to date. Receive plenty of resources to take home. Don’t be surprised when tax time comes. Come learn about the business side of child care! RSVP at Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Lending Library Extended Hours!

Oct 21 2017

Receive 30 minutes of FREE die-cutting!

We are extending our hours so that those of you who can't make it here during our normal business hours will be able to use our library of curriculum boxes, books, and die-cuts. That's right! Receive 30 minutes of die-cutting for free. Bring in your materials to cut, (paper, fun foam, felt, thin cork board...etc.), and make up some fun activities, class decorations, or party decorations. Please RSVP so we know you'll be coming in at Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Communicating with Families

Oct 28 2017

For the success of a program, it is important that program staff recognize and accept family members as partners. As the first step in developing good communication and positive relationships, staff must acknowledge and discuss their feelings and how these feelings could help or hinder working together. Presented by CalSAC – the California School-Age Consortium, and meets CCIP Module 3 requirements. RSVP at Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 11:00 am
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Exploring Curriculum Activities

Dec 09 2017

This workshop will give you a basic overview of the six curriculum areas – Language Arts, Math, Science, History and Social Science, Physical Education, and Visual and Performing Arts. Experience simple activities and discuss the import role these play in a well-balanced program. Presented by CalSAC – the California School-Age Consortium, and meets CCIP Module 2 requirements. RSVP at Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 11:00 am
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Our Mission

Solano Family & Children’s Services promotes and advocates for the well-being of children, their families, and child care providers by offering access to a variety of child care resources.