Posts In: Research and Evaluation

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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Interview with the First Director of the Office of Early Care and Education

February 18, 2014 Blog 0 Comments

                   San Francisco’s Mayor Lee has appointed Barbara Carlson to be the first permanent  Director of the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE). Carlson was selected for her expertise and as someone…

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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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The facts are in: Preschool for All makes a big difference for children

October 4, 2013 Blog 0 Comments

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="628"] Photo: Michael Macor, The San Francisco Chronicle[/caption] Last year, First 5 San Francisco commissioned a scientific evaluation on whether PFA improved outcomes for children. The results from the research are back, and we're happy to report…

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