Solano Family Children's Services

SFCS Workshops

Workshops

The Growing Brain Focusing On The Effects Of Stress On Development

Apr 25 2019

Ninety percent of a child's brain development happens by 5 years of age. Brain development is influenced by the opportunities and vulnerabilities that are presented in the child's environment. Our brain mediate our thoughts, feelings, actions and connections to others and the world. This training will focus on an understanding basic brain development, factors affecting brain growth and development, and the effects of stress on the developing child. Presented by Cherise Northcutt, PH.D. California Endorsed Infant-Family and Childhood Mental Health Specialist. To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry Please do not bring children to trainings.
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Guiding Young Children

Apr 27 2019

This workshop addresses children’s challenging behaviors and ways to work effectively with children and parents. Practical suggestions for managing conflict while supporting children’s optimal development are offered. Topics include:

    • Children’s challenging behaviors and ways to work effectively with children and parents
    • Practical suggestions for managing conflict while supporting children’s optimal development
    • Using observation to understand behavior, effective communication skills, parenting styles, and cultural practices
This is a 2-part series being held April 27 and May 4. Presented by UC Davis, Family Child Care at its Best. To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***BRING A SACK LUNCH***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 09:00 am to 02:00 pm
Duration: 05:00 hours.

Licensed Family Child Care Orientation - Dixon and Vacaville

May 02 2019

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 (530) 895-5033. (Deadline to register is April 25th.) 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, see Steps to Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider
From: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

The Spirited Child

May 07 2019

Spirited Children are often called “difficult” or “strong willed” and possess traits that adults find challenging. These children can be more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and more uncomfortable with change. This training will provide an overview of temperament, focusing on the feisty, spirited child and the challenges they present. The training will also address how to work with these children in order that they can be their best selves. Presented by Cherise Northcutt, PH.D. California Endorsed Infant-Family and Childhood Mental Health Specialist. To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

2019 - Child Care Provider Appreciation Event

May 18 2019

National Provider Day, also known as National Child Care Provider Day, is annually celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day.  It is a special day set aside to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. If you are a child care provider who participates in any of our programs, (Subsidized Child Care, Child Care Food Program, or Child Care Referral Program), we want to treat you to something nice. Child care providers deserve a big “Thank you” for their dedication, commitment and compassion. We invite you to join us in celebrating you and all that you do. Please join us for light snacks and a wood sign paint party with "Blue Jays and Butterflies" this year. There is no cost to you, but seats are limited so we need a $10 deposit. This will be refunded on the day of the event. (No refund for no-shows) To register, please visit Blue Jays & Butterflies Deadline to register is May 2nd and seats are limited, so hurry!  
From: 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Planning for Emergencies and Disasters

May 21 2019

Child care providers play a critical role in keeping our children safe. Recently, California has been impacted by many natural disasters. Are you prepared for the next one? In this training, we will focus on evacuation, sheltering in place, disaster drills, communicating with parents and Licensing, and helping children cope. We will focus on taking it one step at a time in getting prepared, so you and your staff feel more self-assured, and the children feel safe. To register, please visit The Workforce Registry or Eventbrite Please do not bring children to trainings
From: 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Duration: 02:30 hours.

Licensed Family Child Care Orientation - Benicia, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, and Vallejo

May 29 2019

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. (Deadline to register is May 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, see Steps to Become a Licensed Family Child Care Provider or call 707-863-3950 x752.
From: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Solano County - Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Jun 01 2019

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 June 8th to receive your certificate. To register, please visit: Eventbrite ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

Napa County - Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Jun 15 2019

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 June 22nd to receive your certificate. To register, visit: Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

Understanding the Impact of Trauma & Enhancing Care Giver Resiliency

Jun 25 2019

This training will provide you with the tools to be able to identify the signs of compassion fatigue, develop strategies to enhance professional quality of life, and complete a comprehensive self-care plan. Presented by Carli Caldwell - Trauma Informed Care Trainer Please, RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Exploring the Impact of Historical & Intergenerational Trauma on Family Dynamics Today

Jul 18 2019

This training will help you define historical & inter-generational trauma, explain the impact of historical & inter-generational trauma on family systems and household dynamics, examine the impact of historical & inter-generational trauma on caregiving, and utilize best-practice trauma-informed strategies to enhance family engagement and resiliency. Presented by Carli Caldwell - Trauma Informed Care Trainer. Please do not bring children to trainings. To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Understanding the Impact of Trauma & Identifying Strategies to Promote Healing

Aug 14 2019

This training will provide participants the ability to share a simple definition of trauma, describe trauma’s effects on children’s development, emotions & behavior, and recognize the roles, responsibilities and opportunities that each member of the child serving them have in enhancing child and family resiliency. Presented by Carli Caldwell - Trauma Informed Care Trainer To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Marin County - Preventive Health Practices

Sep 14 2019

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 September 21st to receive your certificate. To register, visit: Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 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.