Child Care

Solano Centralized Eligibility List

The Solano Centralized Eligibility List (SCEL) is an Internet-based system that allows participating subsidized child care centers access to the most eligible families seeking subsidized child care services. The term "eligibility" is used because families are ranked by eligibility factors for subsidized care (income, size, and need), not just time on the list. The SCEL matches eligible families with subsidized child care slots in Solano County. 

Benefits of the SCEL

In Solano County, we have developed a centralized child care eligibility list to allow you to sign up for most child care subsidy programs at one time and in one place. In addition to assisting parents, the SCEL provides important benefits to child care programs, policy-makers, and public administrators. Child care programs can use the SCEL to help them quickly identify children to fill their vacancies. Public administrators and policy-makers can make better decisions about programming and resource allocation if they have data on the supply and demand for subsidized child care

Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, not all of the subsidized programs in Solano County utilize the SCEL. Programs utilizing the SCEL are Solano Family and Children’s Services (Alternative Payment Program); Benicia Unified School District; CDI/CDC (all subsidized programs in Dixon as well as Richardson in Fairfield and Dan O. Root in Suisun), and Vallejo Unified School District. If you would like your child enrolled in any of these programs, please proceed to the link to the online application below.

 

If you wish to have your child enrolled in State Preschool operated by Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, Solano Community College Children’s Programs or Head Start/Child Start, you will need to contact those programs directly.

 

HOW TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON THE SCEL

Create an account or log in to an existing account, and submit your application online.

Solano Family and Children's Services
Child care referrals, provider education, subsidized child care
707-863-3950

After-School Programs are generally available through individual

school districts.  CLICK HERE.

 

Child Start, Inc 
(Napa-Solano Head Start)
707-252-8931

Dixon Cooperative Nursery School
955 East A St.
Dixon, 678-9347

Highland Alternative Parent ParticipationElementary School (K-2)1309 Ensign Ave., Vallejo707-556-8500
 

Fairfield Parent Preschool
984 Nightengale, Fairfield
707-425-7677

Vallejo Parent Nursery School

500 Amador St., Vallejo

707-644-7576

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IMPROVING QUALITY IN EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS)

QRIS is a system-wide commitment and process to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and learning programs, including: environment, teacher-child interaction, physical & emotional health, nutrition, and safety.

 

Purpose of QRIS

  • Improve outcomes for children

  • Raise the level of quality

  • Develop standards of quality

  • Provide evidence-based supports

  • Align existing resources

  • Expand successful strategies

  • Strengthen community

  • Communicate quality levels

 

Quality Information for Parents

Are you a parent looking for resources for quality early care and education programs?