Solano Family Children's Services

SFCS Workshops

Workshops

Snack & Chat with CCIP

Feb 20 2019

Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues. This monthly Open Forum is provided to give you all support in your efforts to provide the highest quality of care in our county, and have fun doing it! Let's make it a Potluck. Please RSVP at: The Workforce Registry The California ECE Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children.
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Marin County - Preventive Health Practices

Feb 23 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 March 2nd to receive your certificate. To register, visit: Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

Partnering with Parents

Feb 23 2019

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
Presented by UC Davis - Child Care At It's Best This series of classes 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. ***Bring a Sack Lunch, and please, no children at trainings*** To register, please visit: Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry.  If you haven’t done so already, you will need to register, (a one-time process), before signing up for trainings and workshops. The California ECE Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children.
From: 09:00 am to 02:30 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.

Trauma and Self-Care

Feb 27 2019

This training is designed to inform childcare providers on the definition and different types of trauma, as well as key strategies on how to support children in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment of care. We will also focus on self-care for providers which will include self-care tips, activities, and discussion. Presented by Carli Caldwell, Bridge Program Family Navigator/Trainer./Triple P Facilitator. To Register, please visit: The Workforce Registry or Eventbrite ***Please do not bring children to trainings.***  
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Licenced Family Child Care Orientation - Dixon and Vacaville

Mar 07 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 February 28th.) 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: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

Trauma and the Effects on the Developing Child

Mar 12 2019

Decades of research indicates that the early years of life are a period of exponential brain development, characterized by great opportunity and vulnerability, dependent on the relationships and environment in which the child is growing. This training will provide an overview of trauma, the effects on the developing child, and the behavior that may result due to the trauma. Presented by  Cherise Northcutt, PH.D. California Endorsed Infant-Family and Childhood Mental Health Specialist To register, please visit Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Planting Healthy Seeds

Mar 13 2019

What does it take to grow a healthy child? Together, we will re-think what we give children to drink, explore how society has affected their eating habits, and learn some simple ways to get them moving each day. We’ll do some easy gardening take-alongs that are sure to get children excited about where their food comes from. This is a hands-on workshop. Presented by Rayma Ware, Resource and Education Specialist. To register, please visit The Workforce Registry or Eventbrite ***Please do not bring children to trainings***  
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Snack & Chat with CCIP

Mar 20 2019

Come “Snack & Chat” with fellow child care providers to exchange information and share common issues. This monthly Open Forum is provided to give you all support in your efforts to provide the highest quality of care in our county, and have fun doing it! Let's make it a Potluck. Please RSVP at: The Workforce Registry The California ECE Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children.
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

The Business of Family Child Care

Mar 23 2019

Sound business practices are key to successful child care programs. This workshop will help you whether you are new or a seasoned child care provider. We will discuss the feasibility of operating a family child care business, creating a business plan, marketing in this fast-paced - internet world, creating a contract, interviewing families, communicating with families, setting policies and procedures, rates and much more. This is a 2-part series, March 23 and April 6th Presented by Joy Gamble, CCIP coordinator, (Child Care Initiative Project), Resource & Referral Specialist.  To register, RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***Please do not bring children to trainings***
From: 09:00 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: 03:30 hours.

The Ages and Stages of Children - Supporting Developmental Milestones

Mar 26 2019

Every family looks forward to seeing a child's first smile, first step, and first words. Regular screening with the support of early childhood providers helps to raise awareness of a child's development, making it easier to expect and celebrate developmental milestones. All of our children need support in the early years to make sure they stay healthy and happy. Just like hearing and vision screenings assure that children can hear and see clearly, developmental and behavioral screenings assure that children are making developmental progress in areas such as language, social, or motor development. Screening is a regular part of growing up. Screenings can identify possible delays and concerns early. With regular screenings, families and child care providers can assure that young children get the services and support they may need, as early as possible to help them thrive alongside their peers. You will leave this workshop with access to simple tools for screening, and confidence and knowledge of the importance of partnering with parents. Presented by Rayma Ware - Resource and Education Specialist. To register, please use Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***Please do not bring children to trainings***  
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

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

Mar 27 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 March 20th.) 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.

Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Apr 13 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 April 20th 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.

SAVE THE DATE! 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 "Bluejays and Butterflies" this year. There is no cost to you, but seats are limited so we need a $20 deposit. This will be refunded on the day of the event. Stay tuned for registration details.  
From: 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 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.

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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.