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From cribs to coaching: How an FRC director is leading his community to success

Jamaal joined the YMCA Western Addition Family Resource Center (FRC) as its Director with a deep commitment to excellence and a background in education. One of his very first actions? To seek and receive training from First 5 San Francisco:...

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Exploring ways to better support African American families in Family Resource Centers

First 5 San Francisco’s school readiness assessment in 2015 made clear the critical nature of school readiness in the long-range health, well-being, and academic success of children. Two of the most significant findings from the report were,...

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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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Article

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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