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We will keep our website www.solanofamily.org, our main phone greeting (707) 863-3950, and our Facebook page updated with the status of our temporary closure.

Subsidy Provider Payments: This week’s payment (10/13/17) has been processed, next week’s payment will likely be delayed, due to staff not being able to work.  Please do not call us asking if your payment will be delayed, as no one can answer that question at this time.

Subsidy Parents: If you are in need of a new child care provider, please complete a Child Care Referral Request Form on our website at: www.solanofamily.org.  If you need us to approve a new child care provider, please leave a message for your FSS with the name, phone # and start date of that provider.  If you are up against a deadline, and are concerned about your child care services ending, we will take our closure into account and you will be given extra time to comply with program requirements.

Parents Needing Child Care Referrals: Please complete a Child Care Referral Request Form on our website at www.solanofamily.org, and our staff will contact you as soon as possible.

R&R Providers: Please leave a message for us at (707) 864-4620, and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Help Me Grow: Please leave a message for us at (844) 501-5437, and we will contact you within 24 hours.

Other Urgent Situations: Please leave a message on our main line at (707) 863-3950, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Mandated Training to Recognize and Report Child Abuse for Child Care Providers

Beginning January 1, 2018, all licensees, administrators, or employees of a licensed child care facility, including child care centers and family child care homes will be required to take a training to recognize and report child abuse.

AB 1207 – California Child Care Workers: Mandated Reporter Training Update:
This Child Care Worker Training does satisfy the requirements of AB 1207

This program is self-paced and will provide an overview of the significant definitions, requirements and protections of the California Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). You will learn:

  • What the law requires of you as a mandated reporter
  • How to spot indicators of possible child abuse or neglect
  • How to talk to children about suspected abuse
  • How to make a report
  • What happens after a report is filed
  • Special issues related to child abuse reporting for child care providers

The Child Care module includes vignettes and is self-paced. At the conclusion of the training you will take a final test that requires an 80% or higher score to pass.  Upon passing the test you will be e-mailed a Certificate of Completion.

Access the training here

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

We had so much fun treating some of our hard-working child care providers in observance of Provider Appreciation Day. They work hard each and every day to provide services for families in our community, we wanted to show them how much we appreciate them.
Those who attended were treated to a lovely tea, catered by “Personal Touch by Design,” group activities, and crafts. It made us smile, seeing new friendships being formed and old ones being rekindled.
Hoping to see you at some more of the upcoming trainings and events that we have planned.

For more information on Provider Appreciation Day, visit: http://www.providerappreciationday.org/

 

Talking with Children After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Children and youth can face emotional strains after a traumatic event such as a car crash or violence.1 Disasters also may leave them with long-lasting harmful effects.2 When children experience a trauma, watch it on TV, or overhear others discussing it, they can feel scared, confused, or anxious. Young people react to trauma differently than adults. Some may react right away; others may show signs that they are having a difficult time much later. As such, adults do not always know when a child needs help coping. This tip sheet will help parents, caregivers, and teachers learn some common reactions, respond in a helpful way, and know when to seek support.

Tips for Talking with Children & Youth After a Disaster or Traumatic event

Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems are used across the country to improve and support the quality of early care and education programs, including family child care homes and all forms of private and public licensed and license-exempt child care settings with children ages 0-5. Studies show that when children receive high quality care and education during their early years of life, they are better prepared for school, better readers, and are more likely to graduate high school. These outcomes benefit every child and family in the community.

The primary goal of the Solano QRIS is to improve the quality of early care and education so that more children with high needs have access to quality programs. The Solano QRIS enables early care and education providers to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in their programs. The Solano QRIS aims to improve outcomes for children who attend child care throughout Solano County.

For more information click on this link:  Solano County QRIS