Posts In: Family Support

First 5 Plans Discussion of Population Categories of FRC Initiative

November 4, 2016 Uncategorized 0 Comments

The First 5 San Francisco Commission continues to carefully review our policies to guide implementation of a new 3-5-year funding cycle for the Family Resource Center initiative. In October, we shared a presentation for public comment and input. The Commission…

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2015-16 School Readiness Assessment Results

October 2, 2016 Blog 0 Comments

First 5 San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) are pleased to present, "School Readiness in San Francisco, 2015-16," a comprehensive report on the preparedness of children to meet the early academic and social demands of kindergarten and beyond.…

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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

March 3, 2014 Blog 0 Comments

A new White House and philanthropic initiative focusing on young men of color will lift up the importance of third-grade reading proficiency as a key milestone for academic success. In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama and ten leading foundations…

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Kindergarten Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

January 14, 2014 Blog 0 Comments

Today, we’re just one week away from the deadline for submitting first-round applications for kindergarten (and transitional kindergarten) enrollment in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) for fall 2014. As a reminder, San Francisco does not automatically assign children…

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Your Partner in the Early Years

December 13, 2013 Blog 0 Comments

  Fifteen years ago, voters affirmed the importance of investing in the healthy development of California’s youngest children and passed Proposition 10, the California Children and Families Act.  The statewide program is now known as First 5, in reference to…

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“Toxic Stress”

November 8, 2013 Blog 0 Comments

Research has increasingly shown that frequent or continual stress on young children is strongly associated with lifelong health and social problems, particularly when there is not adequate protection and support from caregivers. The level of stress a child experiences becomes…

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Kids and TV

October 31, 2013 Blog 0 Comments

Young children ages 0-8 are watching less television and other media than they were two years ago, but they are still watching too much. Common Sense Media, a children’s advocacy organization based here in San Francisco, just released a new…

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