OECE wants to hear from YOU! The City is aware of many unmet needs for child care and preschool services, and wants to do more to support young children and their families. As the City plans to invest more resources, we want your help to shape the spending priorities for early care and education in San Francisco. Please take this brief survey to share your thoughts and ideas with us. Bonus: You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Target gift card! Click the links below to complete the survey in your preferred language:
To learn about additional input opportunities CLICK HERE
OECE is proud to announce Early Learning SF – San Francisco’s new online system that makes it easy to determine if your family is eligible for financial assistance for openings in high quality early care and education programs.
Early Learning SF is an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly website that helps children thrive by connecting families to quality early care and education. After answering a few questions about your family, income, and what type of program you are looking for, the system matches you to available early care and education programs. You can review information about the programs, and communicate directly with staff from the programs to find out more. Early Learning SF is available in English, Chinese and Spanish, and replaces the San Francisco Child Care Connections, or SF3C, system.
Families belong together – A Message regarding family detainment and separation at the U.S.-Mexico Border
OECE’s work is grounded in the belief that all families have the right to thrive. We strongly support San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city and wholeheartedly endorse the Mayor’s statement regarding comprehensive immigration reform. For more information including legal and classroom resources CLICK HERE
Las familias deberían estar juntas: un mensaje sobre detenciones y separaciones de familias en la frontera de México con los Estados Unidos
El trabajo de OECE se enfoca en la creencia de que todas las familias tienen derecho a prosperar. Apoyamos firmemente el estado de San Francisco como una ciudad santuario y respaldamos de todo corazón la declaración del alcalde y el alcalde electo sobre la reforma migratoria comprensiva. Para más información, incluyendo recursos legales e educativos, HAGA CLIC EN EL ENLAZE.
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.
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!
For a complete list of ELS-qualified providers click HERE
If you are a parent interested in learning more about the Early Learning Scholarship Program please contact one of our two partners below: