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“Toxic Stress”

Research has increasingly shown that frequent or continual stress on young children is strongly associated with lifelong health and social problems, particularly when there is not adequate protection and support from caregivers. The level of stress...

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First 5 San Francisco Preschool Series

The spotlight has been shining brightly on early education these past couple of years. And we think this focus is absolutely necessary. After all, any education reform effort that does not address early education is bound to have a limited effect on...

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Kids and TV

Young children ages 0-8 are watching less television and other media than they were two years ago, but they are still watching too much. Common Sense Media, a children’s advocacy organization based here in San Francisco, just released a new study...

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The facts are in: Preschool for All makes a big difference for children

Last year, First 5 San Francisco commissioned a scientific evaluation on whether PFA improved outcomes for children. The results from the research are back, and we’re happy to report that PFA is now proven to increase children’s academic and...

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Preschool for All Evaluation

In 2012, First 5 San Francisco commissioned Applied Survey Research to conduct an outcome evaluation of the Preschool for All (PFA) program. The evaluation was designed to assess the impact of PFA on improving preschool program quality and...

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Summer Activities at Family Resource Centers

Preschool and school may be out for the summer, but kids should continue the fun and work of learning year round.  Family Resource Centers throughout the city invite children and families to join their summer time activities.  These activities...

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Arne Duncan visits SF to learn about Preschool for All

  On the heels of the Obama Administration’s proposal for Preschool for All, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today visited San Francisco to learn about the City’s own pioneering Preschool for All initiative.   Citing early...

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