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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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2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards now accepting nominations

March 1, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments

It's that time of year again! First 5 and the Office of Early Care and Education are looking to recognize and highlight San Francisco's early educators at the top of their profession -- deepening learning for children, collaborating and engaging…

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Notice of Funds Availability

December 9, 2016 Uncategorized 0 Comments

The Department of Children, Youth and their Families, First 5 San Francisco and the San Francisco Human Service Agency announce this Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) of up to $12,400,000 to support neighborhood based and population focused family resource centers…

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Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

December 2, 2016 Uncategorized 0 Comments

ICYMI: First 5 San Francisco Evaluation Officer Theresa Zighera shared strategies with our partner KIPS, Comfort Consults on ways to ensure that family service providers at First 5 San Francisco are successful in their parenting assessment training. "We have learned a…

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Parent and Infant/Child Interactive groups one of the most popular and complex services FRCs provide.

November 18, 2016 Uncategorized 0 Comments

One of the most popular services in our Family Resource Center Initiative (FRCI), Parent and Infant/Child Interactive groups (commonly known as playgroups) are also one of the most complex services our FRCs provide. —These groups offer parents and caregivers of…

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Reflections on the Election

November 15, 2016 Uncategorized 0 Comments

As someone who is personally and professionally committed to social justice and racial equity, this presidential election season has been a challenging one to stomach. I have struggled to reconcile my belief that our diversity is our greatest strength with…

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