Internet Resources

Internet Resources

As a resource and referral agency we make a point to utilize as many professional resources in the field of child development, parenting and family support to provide information to the community. We have listed some of the professional organizations and resource tools related to our work on the resource page. We hope you find them helpful and we always appreciate hearing from you if you are aware of a useful on-line Internet resource.

SFCS has listed professional organizations that we are aware of on this page. We do not take responsibility for any of the specific content on their web pages. As with any Internet resource we recommend that the reader review and check their sources for legitimacy.

Action Alliance for children External Link
Provides information on current issues, trends and public policies that affect children and families.

American Academy of Pediatrics External Link
Resources for the health, safety and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults

American Dietetic Association – Eat External Link
The American Dietetic Association provides timely and objective food and nutrition information for consumers, health professionals and ADA members. The resources can help improve eating habits and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

American Dietetic Association – Home Food Safety External Link
The American Dietetic Association’s consumer education program, Home Food Safety…It’s in Your Hands®, communicates the important role consumers play in preparing foods safely in their own homes.

Building Child Care External Link
Provides a centralized clearinghouse of information and services to help develop and finance large family child care homes and child care centers.

California Alternative Payment Program Association External Link
Advocates for and facilitates family access a quality child care supportive services and early education and development programs.

California Association for Family Child Care (CAFCC) External Link
Provides educational opportunities at the local and state level that will address and actively work toward meeting the child care and development needs of children, parents, child care providers, and the community.

California Association for the Education of Young Children External Link
Promotes excellence in early childhood education from birth through 8 years.

California Child Care Health Program (CCHP) External Link
Focuses on bringing knowledge about health and safety issues to the child care provider and to link the health, safety and child care communities.

California Child Care Resource & Referral Network External Link
The membership organization for California can help connect families searching for child and child care professionals with the resource and referral agency in their county.

Center for Excellence in Child Development, UC Davis Extension External Link
The Center for Excellence in Child Development contributes to the quality of care offered to young children through the delivery of training and technical assistance at all levels of early care and education organizations.

Child Care Law Center External Link
Uses legal tools to foster the development of quality, affordable child care for every child, every parent, and every community. CCLC works to expand child care options, particularly for low-income families, and to ensure that children are safe and nurtured in care outside the home. CCLC has recently updated publications on a wide range of legal issues related to child care including, California Child Care Policy, California CalWORKs and Subsidized Child Care, Child Care Licensing, Family Child Care, Inclusion of Children with Disabilities and Zoning and Land Use. Please check out our website for information on ordering these new publications.

Child Development Administrators Association External Link
Provides and develops leadership that supports publicly funded early care and education programs for children from birth to 13 and their families

Child Development Division – California Dept of Education

CA Department of Education
CDD’s mission is to provide leadership and support to all individuals and organizations concerned with children and families by promoting high-quality child development programs. The Division undertakes to educate the general public about developmentally appropriate practices for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in a variety of safe and healthy child care and development environments. They fund a variety of child care programs and serve as the lead agency for federal child development funds. The website provides information about current projects and funding opportunities.

Child Development Training Consortium External Link
Promotes high quality early education to California’s children and families by providing financial and technical assistance to child development students and professionals.

(The) Children’s Defense Fund External Link
CDF provides a voice for America’s children. The CDF website includes information on the Black community, Crusade for Children, gun control, ways to help children, statistics on the status of children today and ordering information for CDF publications.

Children Now External Link
Children Now offers information about how to become a member and how to help in your community; information on publications and a list of Internet resources for child care are offered.

Children’s Literature Web Guide External Link
This site provides links to such resources as children’s books online, children’s book awards, and movies based on children’s books. The site also has lists of resources for teachers, parents, and storytellers.

Children’s Network External Link
As a nonprofit organization, the Children’s Network promotes programs that support families, secures funding for children’s services and programs, influences policy at the local and state level, helps families access services, and collects and publishes data on the health, safety and well-being of Solano County children.

Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing External Link
This site provides information about owning and operating a licensed family child care home or licensed child care center. Information is provided to parents about the rules and regulations. Licensees will find it helpful to download forms, access immunization information, licensing highlights and pay fees online.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education External Link
ERIC is a primary source for research information and articles. It is an excellent resource for the early childhood community. It includes information on the Reggio Emilia and Project approaches.

First 5 California External Link
The California Children and Families Act of 1998 (Prop 10) was passed to provide to all children prenatal to five years of age with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services. Services are provided in each county and also at the state level.

(The) Future of Children External Link
A publication of The Center for the Future of Children, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children’s well being. The website provides articles and scholarly research.

Healthy Child Care External Link
The website for the bimonthly magazine, Healthy Child Care, which features articles on nutrition, safety, staff wellness, medicines, illness, health education, and more.

Help Me Grow Solano
Help Me Grow Solano is an information and referral system that provides parents with children birth to five years the knowledge and resources you need to make a difference in your child’s life.

KCET’s A Place of Our Own (and Los Niños en Su Casa in Spanish) External Link
Is a daily television series, a website, and an extensive outreach program devoted to the unique needs of people who care for children.

Kids Health External Link
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

My Pyramid

Choose My Plate Healthy Eating
One size doesn’t fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

National Association for Family Child Care External Link
The NAFCC’s mission is to promote quality care by strengthening the profession of Family Child Care. The National voice for FCC, Quarterly newsletter, conference and networking.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) External Link
Provides information on: the content of the NAEYC’s journal, Young Children; books and videos for practitioners and parents; the NAEYC annual conference; the annual Week of the Young Child; the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development; and policies to stimulate effective advocacy on behalf of young children.

National Association of Resource and Referral Agencies External Link
The website of a national non-profit dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and useful information to parents seeking child care, child care professionals, NACCRRA members, and child care advocates.

(The) National Center for Health & Safety Resource Center

National Resource Center for Early Care & Education
The National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care and Early Education is to monitor the health, safety and well being of children in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation.  This site will provide you with valuable resources to improve the care in your environment.

On the Capitol Doorstep External Link
Child Care Legislation and advocacy information.

Parents Action for Children (formerly the I Am Your Child Foundation) External Link
Provides information about early childhood development and about resources for parents and care-givers, including information on the first three years of a child’s life, brain research, parent questions, lists of books and other resources, and advice from experts.

Parent Voices External Link
A parent-led grassroots organization fighting to make quality child care affordable and accessible to all families.

Redleaf Press External Link
Resources for Early Childhood Professionals.

Safety Belt Safe USA External Link
Promotes correct use of car seats and safety belts. Provides consultations.

Solano County Clerk External Link
This site will assist you in obtaining your Family Child Care fictitious business name, business license and more. For more information, call (707) 784-7510.

Zero to Three

Zero To Three
This non-profit organization fosters a network of people around the country who are concerned about the needs of infants, toddlers, and families. It also functions as an Early Head Start National Resource Center and develops and conducts training for the birth-to-3 programs that are part of Head Start. The ZERO TO THREE site describes issues and programs and provides resources, suggestions, and a contact list.

Our Mission

Solano Family & Children’s Services promotes and advocates for the well-being of children, their families, and child care providers by offering access to a variety of child care resources.