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.

New Due Day of Child Care Attendance Forms

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Starting January 2020, the new weekly due day for us to receive your CCAFs, will be Tuesdays instead of Mondays.  This means you will have an extra day to get your CCAFs to us.  The reimbursement days will not change.  Your reimbursements will continue to be issued on Wednesdays, whether we are mailing you a check or sending your reimbursements via Direct Deposit to your bank.

Although we issue your reimbursements on Wednesdays, it is not in our control when you actually receive the check or direct deposit.  Most banks make your funds available 24-48 hours after receiving the transfer, when you choose direct deposit.  Paper checks may take longer to get to you, and you run the risk of the check being lost in the mail.  This is why we highly encourage direct deposit vs paper checks, but it is your choice as to which you prefer.

Milestones Matter

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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.

Know the Law About The Americans with Disabilities Act and Child Care in California

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“The ADA prohibits providers from excluding people because of their disabilities.  It prohibits admissions policies that screen out or tend to screen out persons with disabilities.  A provider has to assess case-by-case what accommodation a child with a disability needs to be integrated into the provider’s program. Once the provider knows what is needed, the provider must assess whether reasonable accommodations can be made to include the child.  The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division’s Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act, gives examples of reasonable accommodations of specific disabilities.” Childcarelaw.org

To read more about these laws,  Click here

If you are a child care provider, and need support in caring for children with disabilities, call Resource and Referral at (707) 863-3950 ext. 752. PLUS, we have many workshops on the topic of inclusion. Including a child with special needs in your environment not only helps that child, but also every single child that you care for each day.

Here’s what providers think about our Food Program

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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.


 

Community Care Licensing Quarterly Update – Winter 2020

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Here’s where you will find all of the latest news from Community Care Licensing,
including information on:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • When is a Child Too Sick to Attend?
  • New Inspection Process Updates
  • Social Media in Child Care

To read more on these licensing topics, click here.

Change in our Closed Fridays

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As you may know, SFCS is closed every Tuesday morning until noon. We have also been closed the 3rd Friday of each month, for many years.

Starting January 2020, we will continue to be closed every Tuesday morning until noon, but we are changing our closed Fridays to the 1st Friday of each month, and we will be open to the public on the 3rd Fridays.

Our first closed Friday in the new year will be Friday, January 3, 2020. As always, if you need to drop off documents while we are closed, you may place them in the Brown mailbox located right outside our front door. Please help us spread the word!

Attention Child Care Providers

On February 5, 2020, the Child Care Provider Act Petition for Certification was submitted to the California Department of Human Resources as required by the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).  Click here to read the petition.

For further questions, contact PERB: Felix DeLaTorre, 916-327-8381, felix.delatorre@perb.ca.gov; PERB: James Coffey, 916-327-8383, james.coffey@perb.ca.gov ; or CalHR: Executive Office, 916-322-5193.

2019 – Solano County Child Care Portfolio

Since 1997, the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network has produced the biennial California Child Care Portfolio. This presents a unique portrait of child care supply, demand, and cost statewide and county-by-county, as well as information on employment, poverty, and family budgets. The child care data in this report is gathered with the assistance of local child care resource and referral programs. This publication has consistently been relied on by policymakers, business leaders, health care professionals, educators, planning agencies, and child advocates to understand the child care needs of California families. To see the report specifically for Solano County, Click here.

Community Care Licensing Quarterly Update – Winter 2020

Here’s where you will find all of the latest news from Community Care Licensing,
including information on:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • When is a Child Too Sick to Attend?
  • New Inspection Process Updates
  • Social Media in Child Care

To read more on these licensing topics, click here.

New Due Day of Child Care Attendance Forms

Starting January 2020, the new weekly due day for us to receive your CCAFs, will be Tuesdays instead of Mondays.  This means you will have an extra day to get your CCAFs to us.  The reimbursement days will not change.  Your reimbursements will continue to be issued on Wednesdays, whether we are mailing you a check or sending your reimbursements via Direct Deposit to your bank.

Although we issue your reimbursements on Wednesdays, it is not in our control when you actually receive the check or direct deposit.  Most banks make your funds available 24-48 hours after receiving the transfer, when you choose direct deposit.  Paper checks may take longer to get to you, and you run the risk of the check being lost in the mail.  This is why we highly encourage direct deposit vs paper checks, but it is your choice as to which you prefer.

Change in our Closed Fridays

As you may know, SFCS is closed every Tuesday morning until noon. We have also been closed the 3rd Friday of each month, for many years.

Starting January 2020, we will continue to be closed every Tuesday morning until noon, but we are changing our closed Fridays to the 1st Friday of each month, and we will be open to the public on the 3rd Fridays.

Our first closed Friday in the new year will be Friday, January 3, 2020. As always, if you need to drop off documents while we are closed, you may place them in the Brown mailbox located right outside our front door. Please help us spread the word!

Know the Law About The Americans with Disabilities Act and Child Care in California

“The ADA prohibits providers from excluding people because of their disabilities.  It prohibits admissions policies that screen out or tend to screen out persons with disabilities.  A provider has to assess case-by-case what accommodation a child with a disability needs to be integrated into the provider’s program. Once the provider knows what is needed, the provider must assess whether reasonable accommodations can be made to include the child.  The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division’s Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act, gives examples of reasonable accommodations of specific disabilities.” Childcarelaw.org

To read more about these laws,  Click here

If you are a child care provider, and need support in caring for children with disabilities, call Resource and Referral at (707) 863-3950 ext. 752. PLUS, we have many workshops on the topic of inclusion. Including a child with special needs in your environment not only helps that child, but also every single child that you care for each day.

Milestones Matter

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.