Solano Family Children's Services

SFCS Workshops

Workshops

EMSA Approved First Aid for Child Care

Jan 21 2020

If you are planning to obtain a license for a Family Child Care Home, or are already licensed or working in a child care facility and needing to renew your Health & Safety training, it is important to ensure that your First Aid class meets the requirements established by the Department of Social Services (DSS) - Community Care Licensing (CCL) Health & Safety Code Section 1596.866. This course meets those requirements. To register, please visit: Eventbrite
From: 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

Baby Signs for Parents and Cargivers

Jan 24 2020

Have you ever wanted to communicate clearly with your non-verbal infant? Ever wonder what your baby is thinking? These very interactive sessions are presented by a certified instructor with more than 25 years of experience working with children. You and your baby are invited to join us at all or any one of these FREE Baby Signs Classes. **You don’t have to attend all three sessions, but those who do will receive a free gift at the end of the third session.** Please RSVP on Eventbrite Friday, January 10th Friday, January 24th Friday, January 31st Located at: Suisun Public Library - 601 Pintail Drive, Suisun
From: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Duration: 01:00 hours.

Solano County - Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Jan 25 2020

This is the 8 hour course that is required by Community Care Licensing in order to become a licensed family child care provider. The course includes:

  • Recognition, management & prevention of infectious disease
  • Sanitary Food Handling
  • Child Nutrition
  • Identification and reporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Immunizations
  • Prevention of childhood injuries
  • Emergency preparedness & evacuation
  • Caring for children with special needs
***This is a two-part training. You must  also attend part-two on February 1st to receive your certificate. To register, please visit: Eventbrite ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 09:00 am to 01:30 pm
Duration: 04:30 hours.

Licensing Orientation for Family Child Care Homes

Jan 29 2020

If you are in the cities of Fairfield, Suisun, Benicia, Vallejo, or Rio Vista, this is one of the first steps in opening a licensed family child care in your home. You must register by calling DSS/CCLD at 707-588-5026 no later than January 22nd. Visit www.ccld.ca.gov for more information about becoming a licensed child care provider in your home. There is a $25 fee for attending the licensing orientation. For more information call 707-863-3950 x752.  
From: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Mindful Movement for Preschoolers and Parents/Caregivers

Feb 04 2020

Introduce yourself and your child to stress reducing strategies, mindfulness, and songs about peace.  You and your preschoolers are invited to join us at all or any one of these FREE Mindful Movement classes. **You don’t have to attend all three sessions, but those who do will receive a free gift at the end of the third session.** Please RSVP on Eventbrite Located at: Fairfield Library, 1150 Kentucky Street Tuesdays, February 4 and 18th and March 3rd      
From: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Duration: 01:00 hours.

Sexualized Behahavior in Children

Feb 04 2020

This training requires a REFUNDABLE deposit. Your fee will be returned upon attendance. Like all forms of human development, sexual development begins at birth and changes and develops as the child develops. The presentation will discuss the following:

  • Typical sexual behaviors at different ages
  • The differences between typical, concerning, and very concerning sexualized behaviors by age
  • Important components in educating children about sexual behavior
  • What to teach children about sexual behavior and when
  • Guidelines for responding to sexual behaviors
Presented by Cherise Northcutt, PhD To register, please visit: Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry  
From: 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

California's Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundation Workshop

Feb 08 2020

Who should attend?

  • Infant/Toddler program administrators
  • Infant care teachers working with children birth to 36 months
  • Center-based or family child care providers
This 6-hour session will focus on Infant and toddler learning and development. The foundations describe competencies children typically attain during the birth-to-36-month period. Participants will explore California Department of Education's Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations, DVDs, and other related materials. Cost: $20.00. Ticket price includes a light breakfast, lunch, and materials. You MUST register in advance on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 08:00 am to 03:00 pm
Duration: 07:00 hours.

Snack & Chat with CCIP

Feb 19 2020

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a statewide initiative to build the supply and improve the quality of licensed family child care homes in California. The CCIP works through local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers.

Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues in this monthly open forum in an effort to give you premium support as you strive to provide the highest quality of care in our county. Who should attend?

  • "Seasoned" Family Child Care Providers
  • Newly licensed Family Child Care Providers
  • Those who are in the process of becoming Family Child Care Providers

Potluck - Please bring a finger food to share. Please RSVP at Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Why Children Play

Feb 20 2020

This training requires a REFUNDABLE deposit. Your fee will be returned upon attendance. Play is the work of a child. Through play they learn how objects in the world work, how people think, feel, and act, and how to solve problems. Play creates natural opportunities to practice and build important skills such as communication, planning, managing emotions, building relationships, and building creativity and imagination. This presentation will discuss the following:

  • Why children play
  • Stages of play
  • Types of play
  • Stages of social interaction in play
  • Skills learned in play
Presented by: Cherise Northcutt, PhD Please RSVP at: Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

MARIN COUNTY - Preventive Health Practices

Feb 22 2020

This is the 8 hour course that is required by Community Care Licensing in order to become a licensed family child care provider. The course includes:

  • Recognition, management & prevention of infectious disease
  • Sanitary Food Handling
  • Child Nutrition
  • Identification and reporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Immunizations
  • Prevention of childhood injuries
  • Emergency preparedness & evacuation
  • Caring for children with special needs
***This is a two-part training. You must also attend part-two on February 29th to receive your certificate. To register, visit: Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 01:30 pm
Duration: 04:30 hours.

Partnering with Parents

Feb 22 2020

Working effectively with parents is at the heart of quality care. A variety of issues - from feeding to finances, have the potential for conflict between provider and parent. This workshop highlights ways to work in partnership with parents and practice positive relationship building strategies. Topics include:

  • Establishing an atmosphere of trust and cooperation
  • Effective communication skills
  • Addressing child-rearing values and beliefs
  • Developing clear policies and practices
This series of classes from UC Davis' "Family Child Care at It's Best" emphasizes the needs of children from birth to age five. The series aims to enhance the quality and safety of family child care environments. Each class makes practical use of the most recent research in child development and early childhood education. To register, please visit: The Workforce Registry or Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 02:30 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.

Trabajando en Colaboración con Padres

Feb 22 2020

Trabajar eficientemente con los padres está en el corazón del cuidado de calidad. Una variedad de temas—desde la alimentación hasta las finanzas—tienen el potencial de conflictos entre el proveedor de cuidados y el padre. Este taller pone de relieve la manera de trabajar en asociación con los padres y practicar estrategias positivas de construcción de relaciones. Los temas incluyen:

  • Establecimiento de una atmósfera de confianza y cooperación
  • Destrezas efectivas de comunicación
  • Abordaje de los valores y creencias de la crianza de niños
  • Desarrollo de claras políticas y prácticas
Esta serie de talleres enfatiza en las necesidades de niños en edades desde el nacimiento hasta los cinco años. La serie aspira a mejorar la calidad y seguridad de los hogares de cuidado infantil familiar con licencia e incrementar la retención de los hogares de cuidado infantil familiar. Presentado por UC Davis, Child Care at its Best. Favor de confirmar su asistencia arriba Eventbrite o The Workforce Registry
From: 09:00 am to 02:30 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.

EMSA Approved CPR for Child Care

Feb 25 2020

If you are planning to obtain a license for a Family Child Care Home, or are already licensed or working in a child care facility and needing to renew your Health & Safety training, it is important to ensure that your CPR class meets the requirements established by the Department of Social Services (DSS) - Community Care Licensing (CCL) Health & Safety Code Section 1596.866. This course meets those requirements. To register, please visit: Eventbrite
From: 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

Baby Signs for Parents and Cargivers

Mar 05 2020

Have you ever wanted to communicate clearly with your non-verbal infant? Ever wonder what your baby is thinking? These very interactive sessions are presented by a certified instructor with more than 25 years of experience working with children. You and your baby are invited to join us at all or any one of these FREE Baby Signs Classes. **You don’t have to attend all three sessions, but those who do will receive a free gift at the end of the third session.** Please RSVP on Eventbrite Thursday, March 5th Thursday, March 12th Thursday, March 19th Located at: Fairfield Civic Center Library
From: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Duration: 01:00 hours.

Supporting the Social-Emotional Development of Infants & Toddlers

Mar 07 2020

Who should attend?

  • Infant/Toddler program administrators
  • Infant care teachers working with children birth to 36 months
  • Center-based or family child care providers
This workshop is designed to support continuous improvement efforts of infant/toddler programs. Participants will gain knowledge in identifying the various influences on an infant or toddler's social-emotional development and what skills and knowledge are typically acquired from birth to 3 years. We'll also learn specific practices that support the healthy social-emotional skills in group care settings. The $20.00 ticket cost covers a light breakfast and materials. You MUST register in advance on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 08:00 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: 04:30 hours.

Mindful Movement for Preschoolers and Parents/Caregivers

Mar 24 2020

Introduce yourself and your child to stress reducing strategies, mindfulness, and songs about peace.  You and your preschoolers are invited to join us at all or any one of these FREE Mindful Movement classes. **You don’t have to attend all three sessions, but those who do will receive a free gift at the end of the third session.** Please RSVP on Eventbrite Located at: Community Presbyterian Church, 2800 Georgia Street Tuesdays, March 24th, 31st, and April 7th      
From: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Duration: 01:00 hours.

NAPA COUNTY - Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Apr 25 2020

This is the 8 hour course that is required by Community Care Licensing in order to become a licensed family child care provider. The course includes:

  • Recognition, management & prevention of infectious disease
  • Sanitary Food Handling
  • Child Nutrition
  • Identification and reporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Immunizations
  • Prevention of childhood injuries
  • Emergency preparedness & evacuation
  • Caring for children with special needs
***This is a two-part training. You must also attend part-two on May 2nd to receive your certificate. To register, please visit: Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 01:30 pm
Duration: 04:30 hours.

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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.