July 2021
First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission is a leader that fosters and sustains effective programs and partnerships with the community to promote, support and improve the lives of young children, their families and their communities.

Choosing Quality Childcare

When you're looking for child care, you want to find a program that's convenient, open when you need it, and within your budget. But most importantly, you need a child care program that makes sure your child is safe, healthy, and learning. Visit potential sites and pay attention to how the staff interacts with the children. The fit for every family is different, so If it doesn't feel quite right for your family, be open to other options. Call Solano Family and Children's services at 707-863-3950 or click the button for childcare options and information.
Q. Why was the broom late to drop off her child to childcare?
A. It over-swept.

Happy 4th of July
As we get ready to celebrate the 4th of July, many of us plan to attend fireworks displays, a backyard picnic, or perhaps enjoy fun in the water at a waterpark, beach or pool. We want you to enjoy a fun-packed, safe holiday and offer these tips you can follow over the upcoming holiday.
Q:Why did the duck say bang?
A: Because he was a firequacker.

Summer's Here! Be Sun Smart!
Now that summer is here you'll likely be spending more time outdoors. Help your family have fun in the sun while avoiding harm that too much of it can cause. Limit your sun exposure between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm when UV rays are strongest. Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Find shade under a tree, an umbrella, or the stroller canopy. Click the button below for more sun smart tips.

Q: What is the best day to go to the beach?
A: SUNday
COVID-19 Guidelines for Child care
To limit the spread of COVID-19, contact with infected or exposed individuals must be reduced as much as possible. Solano Public Health recognizes the need for continuity of childcare to ensure that essential services and wage-earning activities can continue. Please click below for the most recent guidance from Solano County Public Health for child care programs.
July's Recommended Book
Family Time by Todd Parr
There are so many different types of families, and The Family Book celebrates them all in a funny, silly, and reassuring way. Todd Parr includes adopted families, step-families, one-parent families, and families with two parents of the same sex, as well as the traditional nuclear family. His quirky humor and bright, childlike illustrations will make children feel good about their families. Parents and teachers can use this book to encourage children to talk about their families and the different kinds of families that exist. Check out this book at your local library. For information and hours click below.
Parents' Day July 25
Parents' Day is a holiday celebrated, annually, on the fourth Sunday of July that combines the concepts of a Fathers' Day and Mothers' Day. It is a day that commemorates parenthood and appreciates all parents (including mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers, stepmothers and stepfathers, and foster mothers and fathers) as well as their contribution to society. One of the best ways to celebrate the day is to spend some quality time with parents- be it going for a special dinner, visiting some special spots, or having a celebration at home.
Q: When does a regular joke become a “dad joke?”
A: When it becomes apparent.