Solano Family Children's Services

SFCS Workshops

Workshops

The Business of Family Child Care

Mar 23 2019

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 2-part series, March 23 and April 6th Presented by Joy Gamble, CCIP coordinator, (Child Care Initiative Project), Resource & Referral Specialist.  To register, RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***Please do not bring children to trainings***
From: 09:00 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: 03:30 hours.

Napa County - Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Mar 23 2019

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 disease
  • 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
***This is a two-part training. You must also attend part-two on March 30th to receive your certificate. To register, visit: Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

The Ages and Stages of Children - Supporting Developmental Milestones

Mar 26 2019

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 - Resource and Education Specialist. To register, please use Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***Please do not bring children to trainings***  
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Licensed Family Child Care Orientation - Benicia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, and Vallejo

Mar 27 2019

This is one of the first steps in opening a licensed family child care in your home. You must register by calling DSS/CCLD at 707-588-5026. (Deadline to register is March 20th.) Visit www.ccld.ca.gov for more information about becoming a licensed child care provider in your home.  There is a $25 fee for attending the licensing orientation. For more information, see Steps to Become a Licensed Family Child Care Provider or call 707-863-3950 x752.
From: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Snack & Chat with CCIP

Mar 27 2019

Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues. This monthly Open Forum is provided to give you all support in your efforts to provide the highest quality of care in our county, and have fun doing it! Let's make it a Potluck. Please RSVP at: The Workforce Registry or on Eventbrite The California ECE Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children.
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Behavior and Our Brain

Apr 08 2019

Join us as we discuss what impacts how we react to various scenarios in our daily lives and how risk factors play a role in our behavior - some of which we can control, and others we cannot. How do protective factors come into play, and how do they effect our behavior? A light dinner will be served. Presented by Jeanette Luedders—Solano Community College, Child Development and Family Studies. To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO TRAININGS***
From: 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Duration: 02:30 hours.

Solano County - Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Apr 13 2019

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 disease
  • 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
***This is a two-part training. You must  also attend part-two on April 20th to receive your certificate. To register, please visit: Eventbrite ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

Snack & Chat with CCIP

Apr 17 2019

Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues. This monthly Open Forum is provided to give you all support in your efforts to provide the highest quality of care in our county, and have fun doing it! Potluck. Please RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

The Growing Brain Focusing On The Effects Of Stress On Development

Apr 25 2019

Ninety percent of a child's brain development happens by 5 years of age. Brain development is influenced by the opportunities and vulnerabilities that are presented in the child's environment. Our brain mediate our thoughts, feelings, actions and connections to others and the world. This training will focus on an understanding basic brain development, factors affecting brain growth and development, and the effects of stress on the developing child. Presented by Cherise Northcutt, PH.D. California Endorsed Infant-Family and Childhood Mental Health Specialist. To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry Please do not bring children to trainings.
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Guiding Young Children

Apr 27 2019

This workshop addresses children’s challenging behaviors and ways to work effectively with children and parents. Practical suggestions for managing conflict while supporting children’s optimal development are offered. Topics include:

    • Children’s challenging behaviors and ways to work effectively with children and parents
    • Practical suggestions for managing conflict while supporting children’s optimal development
    • Using observation to understand behavior, effective communication skills, parenting styles, and cultural practices
This is a 2-part series being held April 27 and May 11. Presented by UC Davis, Family Child Care at its Best. To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***BRING A SACK LUNCH***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 09:00 am to 02:00 pm
Duration: 05:00 hours.

The Spirited Child

May 07 2019

Spirited Children are often called “difficult” or “strong willed” and possess traits that adults find challenging. These children can be more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and more uncomfortable with change. This training will provide an overview of temperament, focusing on the feisty, spirited child and the challenges they present. The training will also address how to work with these children in order that they can be their best selves. Presented by Cherise Northcutt, PH.D. California Endorsed Infant-Family and Childhood Mental Health Specialist. To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

2019 - Child Care Provider Appreciation Event

May 18 2019

National Provider Day, also known as National Child Care Provider Day, is annually celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day.  It is a special day set aside to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. If you are a child care provider who participates in any of our programs, (Subsidized Child Care, Child Care Food Program, or Child Care Referral Program), we want to treat you to something nice. Child care providers deserve a big “Thank you” for their dedication, commitment and compassion. We invite you to join us in celebrating you and all that you do. Please join us for light snacks and a wood sign paint party with "Bluejays and Butterflies" this year. There is no cost to you, but seats are limited so we need a $20 deposit. This will be refunded on the day of the event. (No refund for no-shows) Please RSVP at Eventbrite  
From: 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Licensed Family Child Care Orientation - Benicia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, and Vallejo

May 29 2019

This is one of the first steps in opening a licensed family child care in your home. You must register by calling DSS/CCLD at 707-588-5026. (Deadline to register is May 22nd.) Visit www.ccld.ca.gov for more information about becoming a licensed child care provider in your home.  There is a $25 fee for attending the licensing orientation. For more information, see Steps to Become a Licensed Family Child Care Provider or call 707-863-3950 x752.
From: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

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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.