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Local Measure C: The launch of a brighter era for young children and families in San Francisco

On June 5th, the residents of San Francisco answered the call of Supervisors Jane Kim and Norman Yee, who led a citizen initiative campaign for a family-friendlier city. First 5 is excited that Local Measure C has passed and that the promise of...

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Statement by First 5 San Francisco Executive Director Ingrid Mezquita on Voter Approval of Local Measure C

With most votes counted and approval of Local Measure C likely, we truly have cause to celebrate. San Francisco has shown, once again, we lead the nation in our commitment to babies, young children, and their families. The passage of Measure C...

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2018 San Francisco Excellence in Teaching Awards

In 2014, First 5 San Francisco created the Excellence in Teaching Awards to bring greater attention to the extraordinary craft and innovative practices of San Francisco’s early educators and to recognize and honor some of the best examples of...

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Press Release

Announcing the Help Me Grow Early Care and Education Initiative

First 5 San Francisco, the Office of Early Care and Education, and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families recently launched the Help Me Grow Early Care and Education Initiative, a joint City-funded initiative seeking to establish a...

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RFP – Training and Fielding Building for Family Support

First 5 San Francisco RFP – Training and Fielding Building for Family Support First 5 San Francisco, the Department of Children, Youth and their Families and the San Francisco Human Service Agency (RFP Funders) are committed to ensuring that all...

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Excellence in Teaching – Nomination deadline extended to March 16

Have you ever wondered what you can do to show support to the field of early care and education in San Francisco – particularly in settings that have potential to close the opportunity gaps that exist for children of color. One way is to nominate...

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RFQ: Help Me Grow Early Care and Education Initiative

Request for Qualifications Help Me Grow Early Care and Education Initiative The Office of Early Care and Education, as the steward of the county’s early care and education system, First 5 San Francisco, as the contracting agent for the county’s...

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Publication

Strategic Plan, 2016-2021

First 5 San Francisco’s new strategic plan will guide our work over the next five years, reinforcing successful strategies of the past and present while evolving the organization in new and exciting directions. Under the plan, First 5 San...

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Connecting Children to Nature

Across San Francisco, outdoor opportunities for our youngest children can be limited and play areas can mirror the cold concrete and steel of the urban landscape. Connecting children to the natural world through play allows them to explore...

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Press Release

City commits $38 million to strengthen and support families in San Francisco

First 5 San Francisco, in partnership with the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) and the Human Services Agency (HSA), is pleased to announce $38 million over the next three years in renewed funding for family resource...

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