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Request For Qualifications Training, Technical Assistance, and Rating Services for San Francisco’s Early Childhood Quality Improvement System.

First 5 San Francisco is releasing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to establish a pre-qualified list for Training, Technical Assistance, and Rating Services for San Francisco’s Early Childhood Quality Improvement System. The purpose of this...

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Request For Qualifications to Secure a Programmatic Fiscal Services Agent

First 5 San Francisco is releasing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to secure a Programmatic Fiscal Services Agent for San Francisco’s early childhood quality improvement system. San Francisco County has more than a decade of investing in...

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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 (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, partners launch ‘All Together Now’ campaign for California’s young kids

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Jess Berthold, Communications Director, First 5 Association of California. In mid-August, First 5 joined with fellow early childhood advocates to launch All Together Now, a new campaign and...

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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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