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First 5 San Francisco Excellence in Teaching Awards 2017

Last night at the Children’s Creativity Museum, First 5 San Francisco celebrated Excellence in Teaching to raise the attention given to teachers in the field of Early Childhood Education. The 4th annual awards celebration recognize and rewards...

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Supporting bilingual and monolingual early educators

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Yeshey Beyene, Technical Assistance Program Officer, First 5 San Francisco. In San Francisco, 6 in 10 preschool-age children speak a language other than English at home. Throughout the history...

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Breastfeeding benefits everyone

At First 5 San Francisco we know that a working parents’ ability to provide breastmilk for their baby has a positive public health impact. This past Wednesday Supervisor Katy Tang’s office encouraged a Nurse-in on the steps of City Hall in...

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2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards now accepting nominations

It’s that time of year again! First 5 and the Office of Early Care and Education are looking to recognize and highlight San Francisco’s early educators at the top of their profession — deepening learning for children, collaborating...

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Notice of Funds Availability

The Department of Children, Youth and their Families, First 5 San Francisco and the San Francisco Human Service Agency announce this Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) of up to $12,400,000 to support neighborhood based and population focused family...

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Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

ICYMI: First 5 San Francisco Evaluation Officer Theresa Zighera shared strategies with our partner KIPS, Comfort Consults on ways to ensure that family service providers at First 5 San Francisco are successful in their parenting assessment...

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Parent and Infant/Child Interactive groups one of the most popular and complex services FRCs provide.

One of the most popular services in our Family Resource Center Initiative (FRCI), Parent and Infant/Child Interactive groups (commonly known as playgroups) are also one of the most complex services our FRCs provide. —These groups offer parents and...

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Reflections on the Election

As someone who is personally and professionally committed to social justice and racial equity, this presidential election season has been a challenging one to stomach. I have struggled to reconcile my belief that our diversity is our greatest...

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First 5 Plans Discussion of Population Categories of FRC Initiative

The First 5 San Francisco Commission continues to carefully review our policies to guide implementation of a new 3-5-year funding cycle for the Family Resource Center initiative. In October, we shared a presentation for public comment and input. The...

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Family Resource Center Services Initiative Community Meeting

Community Meetings about Family Resource Center Services Funding First 5 San Francisco staff will be holding two community convenings to provide stakeholders information on the upcoming application for Family Resource Center services funding –...

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