Press Release

Are San Francisco Kindergarteners Ready for School?

Report Shows Record Levels of Preschool Attendance but Troubling Gaps in Other Essential Supports Sixty-two percent of San Francisco children entering kindergarten last year demonstrated proficiency in the early academic and social skills necessary...

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Article

2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards

The annual Excellence in Teaching Awards is based on a competitive nomination process, focusing on teaching excellence, years of work and peer evaluations, as well as evidence of family engagement, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to creating...

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Article

Awardees Shine Brightly on Teacher Appreciation Night

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Matthew Rector, Program Administrator, First 5 San Francisco. For seven years, I’ve stood in the White House with America’s finest public servants; private sector innovators; our best...

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Publication

First Steps Report, 2014-2015

The “First Steps Report” compiles a variety of data about young children, ages 0-5, and their families in San Francisco. Data are organized into five sections, four of which correspond with the strategic goals of First 5 San Francisco. Data are...

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Publication

Lessons from Preschool for All

In March 2004, San Francisco voters ushered in a bright, new era for the city’s children and families, creating one of the nation’s first city-funded universal preschool systems, Preschool for All (PFA). First 5 hopes that the city can...

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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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