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PFA: Town hall meeting highlights

Haven’t been able to make it to any of the Preschool for All Town Hall Meetings over the last two weeks? More than 150 community members have weighed in so far, sharing their stories with Supervisors Avalos, Campos, Tang, Wiener, and Yee about...

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PFA Re-authorization: Your City is Listening!

PFA Re-authorization:  Your City is Listening! Many of you have asked during the past year when and where will be the best opportunities to speak out about PFA, to share your perspectives with those who need to hear them.                  ...

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Help Me Grow San Francisco

We have great news! After a year of planning and partnership building, San Francisco has just been recognized as a Help Me Grow affiliate by Help Me Grow California and the Help Me Grow National Center (HMG), becoming one of only five California...

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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

A new White House and philanthropic initiative focusing on young men of color will lift up the importance of third-grade reading proficiency as a key milestone for academic success. In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama and ten leading...

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Executive Director Laurel Kloomok op-ed published in the Examiner

  Early education has seen a surge of interest among politicians in the past year. At the federal level, President Barack Obama devoted parts of his last two State of the Union speeches to advocate for universal preschool. At the state level,...

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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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