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First 5 San Francisco And Office Of Early Care And Education Phase 1 Joint Racial Equity Action Plan

Per the legislative mandate of the Office of Racial Equity, each City department is required to complete a Racial Equity Action Plan providing a blueprint for advancing racial equity in all aspects of the department’s work over the next three...

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Request For Qualifications Training, Technical Assistance, and Rating Services for San Francisco’s Early Childhood Quality Improvement System

First 5 San Francisco is releasing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to establish a pre-qualified list for Training, Technical Assistance, and Rating Services for San Francisco’s Early Childhood Quality Improvement System. The purpose of this...

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Request For Qualifications to Secure a Programmatic Fiscal Services Agent

First 5 San Francisco is releasing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to secure a Programmatic Fiscal Services Agent for San Francisco’s early childhood quality improvement system. San Francisco County has more than a decade of investing in...

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We commit to backing up these words with actions

We do not wish to overshadow the other important words and information being shared, and yet we cannot be silent. So we will keep our words concise and direct. First 5 San Francisco condemns racism in all its forms. We stand in solidarity with the...

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First 5, partners launch ‘All Together Now’ campaign for California’s young kids

This commentary was submitted by volunteer contributor Jess Berthold, Communications Director, First 5 Association of California. In mid-August, First 5 joined with fellow early childhood advocates to launch All Together Now, a new campaign and...

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Court confirms no violation in simple-majority for ECE Prop C

Last Friday, a San Francisco County Superior Court judge sided with the City, voters, and early childhood community, rejecting a challenge put forward by various business groups who questioned the validity of Proposition C (June 2018), a citizen...

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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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First 5 San Francisco unveils new website

Last week, First 5 San Francisco unveiled a new website designed to increase the visibility of First 5’s investments, our grantees’ activities, and the positive differences we are making for young children and their families in San Francisco....

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Local Measure C: The launch of a brighter era for young children and families in San Francisco

On June 5th, the residents of San Francisco answered the call of Supervisors Jane Kim and Norman Yee, who led a citizen initiative campaign for a family-friendlier city. First 5 is excited that Local Measure C has passed and that the promise of...

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Statement by First 5 San Francisco Executive Director Ingrid Mezquita on Voter Approval of Local Measure C

With most votes counted and approval of Local Measure C likely, we truly have cause to celebrate. San Francisco has shown, once again, we lead the nation in our commitment to babies, young children, and their families. The passage of Measure C...

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