Welcome to the San Francisco Office Of Early Care & Education
The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) was created by Mayor Edwin Lee in 2012. OECE is charged with aligning and coordinating federal, state and local funding streams to improve access to high quality early care and education for children 0-5, to address the needs of the early care and education workforce, and to build early care and education system capacity.
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.
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