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Supporting Families During COVID-19

Today marks the first anniversary of shelter in place. Over the past year, COVID-19 and the resulting shelter-in-place mandate have caused momentous and unprecedented challenges for San Francisco’s families. Throughout the pandemic, First 5...

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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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Just 10 things

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Lisa Lee, Senior Program Officer, First 5 San Francisco. Just 10 Things As child care programs try to reopen, our city’s early educators need our gratitude and support. Teachers have worked...

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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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COVID-19 WORKFORCE SUPPORT

There are numerous resources and support programs available to San Francisco’s early educators including financial, health, housing, legal supports and more. OECE in collaboration with First 5 San Francisco has compiled a virtual resource...

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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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