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.
We had the greatest time treating some hard-working Child Care Providers in honor of Provider Appreciation Day. They enjoyed delicious food from The Napa Deli and Blue Jays and Butterflies guided each one of us in creating these wonderful signs to take home.
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.
We stopped by Vacaville Target to present a token of gratitude to the store, and also one of it’s awesome employees. He was nominated by the store to receive a gift, and then he was asked to nominate a local charity as the recipient of a gift. He nominated us!
Thank you, Vacaville Target and Dane Kizer! We truly appreciate your generous gift.
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.