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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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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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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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First 5 San Francisco unveils new website

Last week, First 5 San Francisco unveiled a new website designed to increase the visibility of First 5’s investments, our grantees’ activities, and the positive differences we are making for young children and their families in San Francisco....

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First 5 joins community in celebrating new facility for Portola & Excelsior Family Connections.

San Francisco, CA— On May 10, 2019, Dozens of local children and families came together with Mayor London Breed and community leaders from across the city to celebrate the grand opening of the new, permanent home of Portola &...

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