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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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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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Breastfeeding benefits everyone

At First 5 San Francisco we know that a working parents’ ability to provide breastmilk for their baby has a positive public health impact. This past Wednesday Supervisor Katy Tang’s office encouraged a Nurse-in on the steps of City Hall in...

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Reflections on the Election

As someone who is personally and professionally committed to social justice and racial equity, this presidential election season has been a challenging one to stomach. I have struggled to reconcile my belief that our diversity is our greatest...

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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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National Voices, Local Efforts Convening #QualityTalks

Across the U.S., cities are increasingly playing a leadership role in advancing early education. Over the years, we have been fortunate to learn from and help inform other municipal early education initiatives. This past week, we again had an...

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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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