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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

A new White House and philanthropic initiative focusing on young men of color will lift up the importance of third-grade reading proficiency as a key milestone for academic success. In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama and ten leading...

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Interview with the First Director of the Office of Early Care and Education

                   San Francisco’s Mayor Lee has appointed Barbara Carlson to be the first permanent  Director of the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE). Carlson was selected for her expertise and as someone who knows the early...

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Kids and TV

Young children ages 0-8 are watching less television and other media than they were two years ago, but they are still watching too much. Common Sense Media, a children’s advocacy organization based here in San Francisco, just released a new study...

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The facts are in: Preschool for All makes a big difference for children

Last year, First 5 San Francisco commissioned a scientific evaluation on whether PFA improved outcomes for children. The results from the research are back, and we’re happy to report that PFA is now proven to increase children’s academic and...

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