Welcome to the San Francisco Office Of Early Care & Education
The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education 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.
OECE was established in 2013 by the late Mayor Edwin M. Lee with the vision that every child in San Francisco from birth to age five has access to high quality and affordable early care and education.
HSA Drop-in Child Care Centers: In addition to OECE’s funding systems and capacity-building work, OECE also oversees four Drop-in Child Care Centers that provide direct child care and early education services to HSA clients with children 2-12 years old at four different locations across San Franfrancisco. Six full time early education professionals provide on-site support services for HSA clients to enable them to focus on training and employment responsibilities and attend appointments. The mission of these four Drop-in Child Care Centers is to provide high quality early care and education services and safe learning environments to all eligible children of HSA clients.
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!
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