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.
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.
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!
We are pleased to share our 2018 Annual Report with you. Child care in Solano County keeps our families working and thriving. We are just one of the partners that support the work of our early childhood professionals that provide quality child care, keeping children safe and nurtured in order to develop into healthy, strong adults. We thank all of our partners, donors and funders in celebrating the successes of families who have utilized our services in 2018.
“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
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! 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.