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Prevention First: California Must Invest Now in Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families

Keeping families strong and able to care for their children is essential. When high-quality support systems are in place, children can flourish. We can and must  begin to disrupt disparities in the child welfare system that are caused by and...

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Give2SF: Fulfilling the health and well-being needs of local families

Family resource centers are designed to break isolation, provide safe spaces, and help families seeking connection to succeed. When San Francisco’s Human Services Agency (HSA) needed to distribute Give2SF disaster relief funds to support SF...

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EatSF Helps Families in Need During COVID-19

C and D both lost their restaurant jobs when the mandatory shelter in place orders began in March. Living entirely on their savings and stimulus check, they’ve struggled to have enough money for food for their seven-year-old son. No child should...

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FRC’s Provide Families with Food and Diaper Security

Family Resource Centers remain open via telephone and email providing parenting support, information, referral, and connection for families with children 0-17 throughout San Francisco. Many Family Resource Centers are providing food and diaper...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Dear early childhood partners, The viral outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created deep concerns for our families, educators, and community. We understand the uncertainty of the situation and the need for clear information regarding the...

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(Updated 6/1/2020) Online Professional Development Resources for Educators

There are a number of online professional development opportunities available to early childhood educators and coaches. Here are our team’s recommendations. Please see below for descriptions and links: San Francisco ECE  Virtual Library  The...

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First 5 joins community in celebrating new facility for Portola & Excelsior Family Connections.

San Francisco, CA— On May 10, 2019, Dozens of local children and families came together with Mayor London Breed and community leaders from across the city to celebrate the grand opening of the new, permanent home of Portola &...

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Festival showcases children’s explorations

On Tuesday, April 24, 2019,  a crowd of more than 200 early educators, families, and community members joined together at San Francisco State University to celebrate the “Festival of Learning,” an...

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Organized and energized, the voice of First 5 on full display in Sacramento

On April 30, 2019, First 5 representatives from 41 counties assembled in Sacramento to advocate for young children and their families.   First 5 leaders held more than 100 meetings with members of the Assembly and...

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First 5 San Francisco Announces Leadership Transitions

San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently announced that First 5 Executive Director Ingrid X. Mezquita will lead the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) as its new director. First 5 greets this news with great enthusiasm and optimism for...

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