Solano Family Children's Services

SFCS Workshops

Workshops

2018 Early Chilhood Education Conference

Sep 22 2018

Plan now to join early care and education professionals for an exciting, fun-filled day of learning, networking, vendor exhibits, & giveaways! There will also be opportunities to tour Solano College's Early Learning Center!
This year's keynote speaker is sponsored by Lakeshore®.
Ron Mohl brings over 15 years of experience in the early childhood industry. You won't want to miss him! By focusing on the importance of play in the learning process, Ron will explain how to integrate play with the California Preschool Learning Foundations including social-emotional, language, mathematics and science, through intentional teaching.
Who should attend this conference?
Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teachers, Family Child Care Providers, Infant & Toddler Teachers, Center-Based Directors and Site Supervisors
Breakout Sessions are 45-60-90 minutes and include many exciting topics.
To register, click here
 
From: 08:30 am to 02:00 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.

NAPA COUNTY - Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Sep 22 2018

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 September 29th to receive your certificate. Please register here: on Eventbrite CHILDREN ARE NOT PERMITTED
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

Building Relationships with Children and Youth

Sep 25 2018

An environment that fosters positive relationships between children, youth and adults is critical to creating a high quality program. This course supports participants in exploring how to build positive, meaningful relationships with children and youth, in order to plan programs that best meet their needs. Presented by CalSac Training. RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO TRAININGS***
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Baby Signs

Sep 26 2018

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. To register: RSVP on Eventbrite or on The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO TRAININGS*** Presented by: Kathryn Clark-Silveira - QRIS Coach (Quality Counts Solano County)
From: 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Duration: 02:30 hours.

Designing Environments to Meet Children's Needs

Oct 02 2018

Let’s take a thoughtful look at our environments. We will think about the environment that we provide for children and how we can adapt materials and design activities to meet all of your student’s needs. Presented by Jeanette Luedders (Solano Community College - Child Development and Family Studies) To register: RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 06:30 pm to 09:01 pm
Duration: 02:31 hours.

Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Oct 06 2018

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 August 11 to receive your certificate. RSVP on Eventbrite ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

SFCS is Celebrating 40 Years!

Oct 11 2018

Solano Family & Children's Services has been serving Solano county with their child care needs for over 40 years. Please come join us for an evening of acknowledgements for those who have supported us throughout the years. To purchase tickets, visit: Eventbrite  
From: 05:00 pm to
Duration: No duration!

Financial Management for Family Child Care

Oct 20 2018

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! Presented by Shannon Kilby - Specializing in Child Care Bookkeeping. RSVP on Eventbrite or  The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO TRAININGS***
From: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Snack & Chat with CCIP

Oct 24 2018

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. RSVP at Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

The Ages and Stages of Children - Supporting Developmental Milestones

Oct 25 2018

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, RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***Please do not bring children to trainings***  
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

The Business of Family Child Care

Oct 27 2018

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, October 27th and November 3rd. 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.

Child Care Center Directors' Stakeholder Meeting

Oct 30 2018

Come and spend an evening with Community Care Licensing. The district manager, several Licensing Analysts, and the Licensing Advocate, Natalie Dunaway will be joining us to share the latest licensing updates with you, including the new infant safe sleep regulations, and answer any questions you may have for them. Please RSVP on Eventbrite
From: 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 02:30 hours.

Meals Without Squeals

Nov 15 2018

Spend a few hours together with other providers and learn how to revive your menus by adding variety! We will explore ways to follow the National Dietary Guidelines in a yummy way with breezy breakfasts, fine finger feasts, and snacks by the dozen! Bring a favorite recipe from your child care setting that will be shared with others. Learn why your role is so important, and walk away refreshed with new ideas in good nutrition for the children in your lives. Please RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Scientific Inquiry for Young Children

Nov 17 2018

This course encourages participants to examine ways to provide a rich science environment for children. Participants will explore everyday science and practice principles of inquiry and documentation to enhance discovery and scientific learning. Topics include: environments and activities that encourage science development, introducing and documenting scientific inquiry, the outdoor “classroom”. The Center for Excellence in Child Development supports a holistic approach to preparing children for school, recognizing that young children learn through play and through relationships with caring adults. The School Readiness series blends research-based knowledge with the teaching skills needed to guide young learners. Bring a sack lunch. ***Please do not bring children to trainings***
Please register through  The Workforce Registry
From: 09:00 am to 02:30 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.

Safe Sleep for Infants

Nov 27 2018

It is truly a tragic event when a seemingly healthy infant dies suddenly and unexpectedly. And when the death happens in a child care program, it can be devastating; not only for the family of the child, but also for the child care provider and the other families in the program. Safe infant sleep practices and environments reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, (SIDS), and other sleep-related infant deaths. Join us in learning the latest research in providing a safe sleep environment for infants and what support and resources there are available to providers and families. Presented by Solano County Health Education Specialists. Please RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO TRAININGS***
From: 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 01:30 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.