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Just 10 things

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Lisa Lee, Senior Program Officer, First 5 San Francisco. Just 10 Things As child care programs try to reopen, our city’s early educators need our gratitude and support. Teachers have worked...

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The Value of Early Care and Education

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Eliana Elias, Quality Connections Coach, First 5 San Francisco, and Barbra Blender, Quality Connections Coach, First 5 San Francisco. How do we measure the contributions of professionals that...

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COVID-19 WORKFORCE SUPPORT

There are numerous resources and support programs available to San Francisco’s early educators including financial, health, housing, legal supports and more. OECE in collaboration with First 5 San Francisco has compiled a virtual resource...

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(Updated 6/1/2020) Online Professional Development Resources for Educators

There are a number of online professional development opportunities available to early childhood educators and coaches. Here are our team’s recommendations. Please see below for descriptions and links: San Francisco ECE  Virtual Library  The...

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6th annual awards ceremony celebrates excellence in teaching

June 19, 2019 – Last night the Children’s Creativity Museum played host to over 100 people who came out to support the educators who support our youngest children. First 5 San Francisco along with Supervisor Norman Yee and the Office of Early...

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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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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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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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Connecting Children to Nature

Across San Francisco, outdoor opportunities for our youngest children can be limited and play areas can mirror the cold concrete and steel of the urban landscape. Connecting children to the natural world through play allows them to explore...

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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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