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Statement by First 5 San Francisco Executive Director Ingrid Mezquita on Voter Approval of Local Measure C

June 13, 2018 Uncategorized 0 Comments

With most votes counted and approval of Local Measure C likely, we truly have cause to celebrate. San Francisco has shown, once again, we lead the nation in our commitment to babies, young children, and their families. The passage of…

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2018 San Francisco Excellence in Teaching Awards

In 2014, First 5 San Francisco created the Excellence in Teaching Awards to bring greater attention to the extraordinary craft and innovative practices of San Francisco's early educators and to recognize and honor some of the best examples of teaching…

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RFP – Training and Fielding Building for Family Support

March 28, 2018 Uncategorized 0 Comments

First 5 San Francisco RFP – Training and Fielding Building for Family Support First 5 San Francisco, the Department of Children, Youth and their Families and the San Francisco Human Service Agency (RFP Funders) are committed to ensuring that all…

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Excellence in Teaching – Nomination deadline extended to March 16

March 13, 2018 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what you can do to show support to the field of early care and education in San Francisco – particularly in settings that have potential to close the opportunity gaps that exist for children of color.…

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Help Me Grow Early Care and Education Initiative

March 9, 2018 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Request for Qualifications Help Me Grow Early Care and Education Initiative The Office of Early Care and Education, as the steward of the county’s early care and education system, First 5 San Francisco, as the contracting agent for the county’s…

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Connecting Children to Nature

October 10, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Across San Francisco, outdoor opportunities for our youngest children can be limited and play areas can mirror the cold concrete and steel of the urban landscape. Connecting children to the natural world through play allows them to explore freely, nurturing curiosity and discovery. First 5…

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City commits $38 million to strengthen and support families in San Francisco 

July 20, 2017 - First 5 San Francisco, in partnership with the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) and the Human Services Agency (HSA), is pleased to announce $38 million over the next three years in renewed funding for family resource centers…

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First 5 San Francisco Excellence in Teaching Awards 2017

Last night at the Children's Creativity Museum, First 5 San Francisco celebrated Excellence in Teaching to raise the attention given to teachers in the field of Early Childhood Education. The 4th annual awards celebration recognize and rewards excellence in teaching…

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Supporting bilingual and monolingual early educators

April 18, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Yeshey Beyene, Technical Assistance Program Officer, First 5 San Francisco. In San Francisco, 6 in 10 preschool-age children speak a language other than English at home. Throughout the history of this country, educators have…

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Breastfeeding benefits everyone

March 10, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

At First 5 San Francisco we know that a working parents’ ability to provide breastmilk for their baby has a positive public health impact. This past Wednesday Supervisor Katy Tang’s office encouraged a Nurse-in on the steps of City Hall…

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