Welcome to the San Francisco Office Of Early Care & Education


The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) leverages federal and state funding, aligns local resources, supports the early care and education workforce and increases capacity to build a high quality, affordable, data-driven and streamlined early care and education system for children 0-5 and their families.

Introducing the new Early Learning Scholarship (ELS)!

On July 1, 2017 the Office of Early Care and Education launched San Francisco’s new Early Learning Scholarship Program (ELS). The ELS provides eligible San Francisco families who have children 0-5 years old with financial assistance to pay for quality early care and education. More than 320 Early Care and Education Centers and Family Child Care Homes across San Francisco have been qualified to participate in this exciting new program that prioritizes quality and continuity of care, supports the ECE workforce, and ensures that San Francisco’s youngest children, especially those who have the most to gain from participating, have access to high-quality early care and education.

Monthly Enrollment Data Dashboard (New!)

Each month, OECE publishes data showing the demographic, geographic, subsidy type, and setting breakdowns for children receiving early care and education subsidies in San Francisco. Click HERE for the most recent data!

If you are an OECE-funded program please click HERE for more information or HERE for Operating Guidelines.

If you are a parent interested in learning more about the Early Learning Scholarship Program please contact:

Children’s Council of San Francisco
445 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Resource and Referral Line: 415.343.3300


Wu Yee Children’s Services
Family and Provider Services
880 Clay St., Floor 3
San Francisco, CA 94108
Resource and Referral Line: 844.644.4300

For a complete list of ELS-qualified providers click HERE

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