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Interview with the First Director of the Office of Early Care and Education

                   San Francisco’s Mayor Lee has appointed Barbara Carlson to be the first permanent  Director of the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE). Carlson was selected for her expertise and as someone who knows the early...

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IN THE NEWS

  First 5 San Francisco   Your Partner in the Early Years     A  rundown of the news  and information affecting 0-5 policy and partners in the early years. IN THE NEWS   Pre-K, the Great Debate       Against...

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The Daddy Files

  I am both terrified and excited for 2014. You see, I am only four months away from becoming a father! Excited for the idea of becoming a father and terrified for what that actually means. I have been assured that there is no hiding from the...

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Kindergarten Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

Today, we’re just one week away from the deadline for submitting first-round applications for kindergarten (and transitional kindergarten) enrollment in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) for fall 2014. As a reminder, San Francisco...

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Family Resource Centers Celebrate the Holidays

Our San Francisco Family Resource Centers (FRCs) know how to throw a party. Well over a thousand families benefited from meals, food boxes, toy give-aways, and holiday parties with Santa Claus, jumpy houses, cultural celebrations, and arts and...

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Is The Universal Approach Working For San Francisco Families…

With First 5 San Francisco celebrating its 15 year anniversary and the New Year already here, we reflect on our successes and challenges in providing programs and services for San Francisco’s families and children ages zero to five. To do this, we...

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A weekly roundup of the news and information affecting 0-5 policy and partners in the early years.

0-5 IN THE NEWS 6 states receive $280M in early learning grants   WASHINGTON — Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and...

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Your Partner in the Early Years

  Fifteen years ago, voters affirmed the importance of investing in the healthy development of California’s youngest children and passed Proposition 10, the California Children and Families Act.  The statewide program is now known as First...

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Preventative benefits of early education

State Senator Mark Leno, District Attorney George Gascón, Chief of Police Greg Suhr, and First 5 San Francisco Executive Director Laurel Kloomok visited the Salvation Army Harbor House Child Development Center this past Wednesday to see...

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