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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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Child care and early childhood education systems must serve and meet the diverse needs of all families

Child care and early childhood education systems must serve and meet the diverse needs of all families When families do not have access to child care, women leave their careers to care for their children. The forced exit from the workforce is...

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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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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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We commit to backing up these words with actions

We do not wish to overshadow the other important words and information being shared, and yet we cannot be silent. So we will keep our words concise and direct. First 5 San Francisco condemns racism in all its forms. We stand in solidarity with the...

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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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Court confirms no violation in simple-majority for ECE Prop C

Last Friday, a San Francisco County Superior Court judge sided with the City, voters, and early childhood community, rejecting a challenge put forward by various business groups who questioned the validity of Proposition C (June 2018), a citizen...

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6th annual awards ceremony celebrates excellence in teaching

June 19, 2019 – Last night the Children’s Creativity Museum played host to over 100 people who came out to support the educators who support our youngest children. First 5 San Francisco along with Supervisor Norman Yee and the Office of Early...

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