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Solano Family & Childrens Council

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

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.

Programs: The subsidized child care programs (alternative payment programs) are designed to provide full or partial child care reimbursements on behalf of eligible families. Sfcs administers several child care programs, including calworks and workforce investment board. The goal of these programs is to promote the health, growth, education, and care of children while their parents continue their employment,job search, education, or training. Some programs also serve children receiving child protective services and other children at risk of abuse or neglect.

the child care food program is a nutrition education program that reimburses state licensed and trustline registered child care providers for serving nutritious meals to the children in their care. Meals must meet certain requirements set by the usda. Participants receive annual training and 3 site visits each year. An in-home orientation for participants details specific requirements.

the resource and referral program provides families who are seeking child are in solano county,with free referrals to a variety of child care settings. These referrals are provided based on your needs, such as the area you live/work in, the age of your child(ren), the hours of care desired, or specific program environments. Also available through our resources & referral program: enhanced referral services for children with special needs, resources to local employers to support their employees' search for quality child care up-to-date data about child care in solano county, assistance with the licensing process for family child care homes and centers.

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Rating: 5

I volunteer for Solano Family and Children's Services (SFCS) because I was once a single mother who would not have completed my education or learned how to be self-sufficient without subsidized childcare services. This organization provides assistance in a way that enables participants to retain their self-respect while improving their potential. Subsidized childcare enables parents to pay for childcare on a sliding scale based on their income. SFCS's childcare referral program is essential to the community. All parents can benefit from the free referral services provided. Unreliable childcare can be a source of stress, anxiety, missed work, and lost income. Reliable childcare benefits parents and employers alike. These services are coupled with a subsidized food program that educates childcare providers to deliver healthy snacks and meals to the children in their care and subsidizes their food costs for following the program. Having been a single parent in need of resources, programs like this were a lifeline and enabled me to retain my confidence and self-esteem while completing my education. So many welfare programs fail to promote growth and self-sufficiency, but the programs offered by Solano Family and Children's Services empower people to stand on their own feet.