Attention Licensed and Trustlined Child Care Providers!!!
You are probably already serving nutritious meals and snacks to the children in your care.....right? Why not get paid for doing so? Participation in the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) is easier than ever before! Join our CCFP and start receiving payments each month. It's as easy as 1,2,3,! Sign up for the program (you must be Licensed or TrustLine Cleared). Complete your first month's menu claim forms. Turn in by the deadline date- and wait for your first payment! Call (707) 863-3950 to set up an appointment today. Or click here to find out more about the program http://www.solanofamily.org/child-care-provider-resources/child-care-food-program/
Livescan Fingerprinting HERE!
Need to be Fingerprinted or have a background check?
Livescan Fingerprinting Services and TSA Precheck Enrollment Services are available to the public, onsite here at SFCS. Professional, confidential, and friendly service is provided in a convenient location by Morpho Trust. Call 1-800-315-4507 to inquire about fees and to make an apointment, or go to http://www.ibtfingerprint.com/state/?st=ca.
2017 CA Child Care Portfolio Released
The 2017 CA Child Care Portfolio was released November 21st by the California Resource & Referral Network! Forty four Counties in California saw a decrease in Family Child Care home spaces while families still struggle to meet their financial demands. Solano County saw a decrease in the number of licensed facilities. Take a look at our County Page here and compare to other Counties at www.rrnetwork.org
Serving Solano County since 1978!
Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) is a private, non-profit Child Care Resource & Referral Agency. Since 1978, we have provided services and support to parents, child care providers, and community members in Solano County.
Last year SFCS helped over 1800 families select the quality child care placements that best suit their individual needs. In addition, the Subsidized Child Care Program served over 2000 families covering child care costs for approximately 3400 children. The Child Care Food Program also served over 2300 children per month.
It’s almost #FreeFood Friday when the PAL Community Service Club hosts their FOR TEENS, BY TEENS food pantry! Any Fairfield, Suisun, or Travis teen may visit this Friday and select from items like mac & cheese, cereals, peanut butter, ravioli, soups, canned fruit and more! (Click on the image to view)
Our Parent Voices coordinator, Jennifer Ostrowski, Director of Subsidy Services, Eloisa Mercado, and Executive Director, Kathy Lago stopped by Jim Frazier’s office to personally thank him for his partnership in advocating for families and child care providers in our county.
Child care laws and regulations are carefully created with the health and safety of children in mind. Training classes are required during the licensing procedure which give best practices in keeping our children safe and to assist providers in meeting licensing requirements.
Citations for deficiencies can be very costly for child care providers, so don’t come up short at your next visit from licensing. Make sure you put into practice what you have learned. Click this link to see what the most common deficiencies were for last year.
Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!
The use of this app is not a substitute for the use of validated, standardized developmental screening tools as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Very soon, whenever you sign up for any of our workshops, you will be directed to the California ECE Workforce Registry. Wondering why? To widen your choices in workshops and to store all of your training in one place. Watch the video for a full explanation.
If you are a Licensed Child Care Provider, or are TrustLine and caring for children in your own home, you are eligible! For more information about how you can participate, call (707) 863-3950, ext 131.