FINDING QUALITY CHILD CARE
Solano Family & Children’s Services offers FREE child care referrals (not recommendations). We maintain a database of licensed child care providers in Solano County and will personalize a search for you based on your needs and requirements by asking you some questions that will help narrow down your search.
Searching for a child care provider can be overwhelming. Sometimes additional services and information is needed. Our Resource and Referral Team can help by answering your questions. We can also provide one-on-one support for families with high-priority needs, such as finding a program for a child with special needs, an infant or toddler, a child entering foster care, or for children of essential workers.
Our Resource & Referral team is available Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Tues 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
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Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. We provide information on various types of care and help you understand the options available in your community as well as how to look for quality care.
So what exactly is quality child care?
Quality is defined as a degree of excellence. This means not average, not “it will do” child care, but excellent child care. Bottom line, you need to feel that the child care provider you select will offer a safe and stimulating, loving environment in which your child will mentally and physically thrive. While no one can replace you, quality child care will offer your child a stimulating, nurturing environment which should help prepare your little one for school and to reach his or her full potential.
We have prepared this Choosing Quality Child Care guide to help you evaluate and select a program that will best suit your child’s and family’s needs.
Quick points to look for in your search
- A well-trained, consistent caregiver.
- A setting that keeps your child safe and healthy.
- An environment that enhances your child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social growth.
FREE Referrals to Local Resources
We provide free referrals to other local resources such as employment, housing, health care, community, and parenting programs through our Help Me Grow Program. All services are free and confidential. Our trained Family Navigators will listen and follow your family's lead. We support your parenting journey in building a stronger early learning foundation for your child.
Want to know how well your child is developing? Ask us about a Developmental Screening for your child!