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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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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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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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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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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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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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