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First 5 San Francisco And Office Of Early Care And Education Phase 1 Joint Racial Equity Action Plan

Per the legislative mandate of the Office of Racial Equity, each City department is required to complete a Racial Equity Action Plan providing a blueprint for advancing racial equity in all aspects of the department’s work over the next three...

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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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Support for families of children with disabilities provides community connection during COVID crisis

The purpose of Support for Families is to ensure that families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need, and the providers who serve them, have the knowledge and support to make informed choices that enrich the...

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The Value of Early Care and Education

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Eliana Elias, Quality Connections Coach, First 5 San Francisco, and Barbra Blender, Quality Connections Coach, First 5 San Francisco. How do we measure the contributions of professionals that...

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First 5 San Francisco unveils new website

Last week, First 5 San Francisco unveiled a new website designed to increase the visibility of First 5’s investments, our grantees’ activities, and the positive differences we are making for young children and their families in San Francisco....

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Family Resource Center Services Initiative Community Meeting

Community Meetings about Family Resource Center Services Funding First 5 San Francisco staff will be holding two community convenings to provide stakeholders information on the upcoming application for Family Resource Center services funding –...

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Community Report 2012-13

A Message from Our Executive Director We are thrilled to share with you our 2012-13 Community Report. In the last year, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our funded programs and partners, First 5 San Francisco services reached approximately...

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Festivals of Learning

 San Francisco may be accustomed to innovation in the tech sector, but this past Saturday at the Mission Branch Library was a distinctly different kind of innovative experience. Early educators from throughout San Francisco came together to give...

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PFA in San Francisco: Looking back, pushing forward

In March 2004, San Francisco voters ushered in a bright, new era for the City’s children and families, creating one of the nation’s first city-funded universal preschool programs, Preschool for All (PFA). With the passage of Proposition H, the...

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Blanca Lopez wants to be an elementary bilingual school teacher! Join us in helping her realize her dream!

We all know that teaching has many amazing benefits, but a high salary to pay off debt to become a teacher isn’t one of them. If  early care and education programs are to reach the high-quality goals of preparing teachers to be leaders in...

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