Article

Supporting bilingual and monolingual early educators

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Yeshey Beyene, Technical Assistance Program Officer, First 5 San Francisco. In San Francisco, 6 in 10 preschool-age children speak a language other than English at home. Throughout the history...

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2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards now accepting nominations

It’s that time of year again! First 5 and the Office of Early Care and Education are looking to recognize and highlight San Francisco’s early educators at the top of their profession — deepening learning for children, collaborating...

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Publication

Community Report, 2015-2016

Our “Community Report, 2015-2016” provides a brief snapshot of First 5’s recent activities and outcomes, organized around our strategic investments in early learning, family support, and health and early intervention. pdf_thumbnails_link...

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School Readiness Report, 2015-2016

First 5 San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District are pleased to present, “School Readiness in San Francisco, 2015-16,” a comprehensive report on the preparedness of children to meet the early academic and social demands of...

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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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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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