Solano Family Children's Services

SFCS Workshops

Workshops

Financial Management for Family Child Care

Oct 20 2018

Learn the importance of record keeping, tax requirements, saving for retirement and other financial tools to keep your records up to date. Receive plenty of resources to take home. Don’t be surprised when tax time comes. Come learn about the business side of child care! Presented by Shannon Kilby - Specializing in Child Care Bookkeeping. RSVP on Eventbrite or  The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO TRAININGS***
From: 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Duration: 03:00 hours.

All About the ECERS-R Workshop Series

Oct 23 2018

The interactions children have with the many materials and activities in the environment determine the quality of care they are receiving. Children need to experience a high quality of care while growing and developing their abilities. Come learn how to use this effective tool to determine the quality of care you are providing in areas such as: Space and furnishings, Personal Care Routines, Listening and Talking, Activities and more. This is a 3-night series - Tuesdays, October 23, and November 6 and 13. This series provides a deeper dig into the Subscales and Items of ECERS-R, specific strategies to help early care providers better understand the tool, practice scoring with training video observations and considering strategies for using the ECERS-R in your classroom. To register, please visit: Submit this registration form Please do not bring children to trainings.
From: 06:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:30 hours.

Snack & Chat with CCIP

Oct 24 2018

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. RSVP at Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

The Ages and Stages of Children - Supporting Developmental Milestones

Oct 25 2018

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, RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***Please do not bring children to trainings***  
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

The Business of Family Child Care

Oct 27 2018

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, October 27th and November 3rd. 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.

Child Care Center Directors' Stakeholder Meeting

Oct 30 2018

Come and spend an evening with Community Care Licensing. The district manager, several Licensing Analysts, and the Licensing Advocate, Natalie Dunaway will be joining us to share the latest licensing updates with you, including the new infant safe sleep regulations, and answer any questions you may have for them. Please RSVP on Eventbrite
From: 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 02:30 hours.

Meals Without Squeals

Nov 15 2018

Spend a few hours together with other providers and learn how to revive your menus by adding variety! We will explore ways to follow the National Dietary Guidelines in a yummy way with breezy breakfasts, fine finger feasts, and snacks by the dozen! Bring a favorite recipe from your child care setting that will be shared with others. Learn why your role is so important, and walk away refreshed with new ideas in good nutrition for the children in your lives. Please RSVP at: The Workforce Registry
From: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Scientific Inquiry for Young Children

Nov 17 2018

Scientific Inquiry for Young Children This course encourages participants to examine ways to provide a rich science environment for children. Participants explore everyday science and practice principles of inquiry and documentation to enhance discovery and scientific learning. Topics include

  • Environments and activities that encourage science development
  • Introducing and documenting scientific inquiry
  • The outdoor classroom
Presented by UC Davis - Family Child Care at its Best. ~ Bring a sack lunch. Please do not bring children  to trainings. ~ To register, please visit The Workforce Registry.
From: 09:00 am to 02:30 pm
Duration: 05:30 hours.

Safe Sleep for Infants

Nov 27 2018

It is truly a tragic event when a seemingly healthy infant dies suddenly and unexpectedly. And when the death happens in a child care program, it can be devastating; not only for the family of the child, but also for the child care provider and the other families in the program. Safe infant sleep practices and environments reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, (SIDS), and other sleep-related infant deaths. Join us in learning the latest research in providing a safe sleep environment for infants and what support and resources there are available to providers and families. Presented by Solano County Health Education Specialists. Please RSVP on Eventbrite or The Workforce Registry ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO TRAININGS***
From: 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Duration: 01:30 hours.

Trauma Informed Care

Nov 27 2018

This training is designed to inform and provide strategies on how to deal with young individuals that have experienced a trauma in their lifetime. It will go over things such as how to create a safe environment, trusting relationships, and some self care tips for you, the provider. This training is a 2-part series, (11/27 and 11/29) A light dinner will be served. To register, please visit: The Workforce Registry    
From: 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Duration: 02:30 hours.

Preventive Health Practices for Child Care

Dec 01 2018

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 December 8th to receive your certificate. RSVP on Eventbrite ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN***
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 hours.

Reflecting on Posivtive Relationships with Parents

Dec 03 2018

How do you build relationships with your families? We will reflect on what you do and discuss the building blocks for strengthening those relationships for a healthy partnership, including essential tools for communication. Presented by Jeanette Luedders - (Solano Community College - Child Development and Family Studies). To RSVP, please visit: The Workforce Registry  Please do not bring Children to trainings. 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: 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
Duration: 02:30 hours.

Safety as They Grow

Dec 05 2018

Learn elements of child safety, ways to create a safe environment for children, ways to prevent accidents by childproofing and creating strategies for keeping children safe during daily routines. Presented by Joy Gamble - Solano County Child Care Initiative Project Coordinator. To register, please visit: 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: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Snack & Chat with CCIP

Dec 19 2018

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. 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: 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Duration: 02:00 hours.

Napa County - Preventive Health Practices

Jan 19 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 January 26th to receive your certificate. To register, visit: Eventbrite
From: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Duration: 04:00 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.

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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.