SF Office of Early Care & Education is now the San Francisco Department of Early Childhood. Click here to visit our new homepage!

All children deserve to be prepared for school success

WELCOME

High quality early care and education experiences help prepare children to succeed in kindergarten. The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) supports access to high quality early education for 0-5 year olds in San Francisco.

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WELCOME

High quality early care and education experiences help prepare children to succeed in kindergarten. The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) supports access to high quality early education for 0-5 year olds in San Francisco.

RECENT UPDATES

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Funding Opportunity

Join ELS

OECE is expanding the number of San Francisco early care and education programs eligible to receive City-funding! Interested in learning more about becoming an Early Learning SF (ELS) city-funded program? 

CARES 3.0

(Compensation and Retention Educator Stipend)

CARES 3.0 is a stipend issued to early educators. It supports early educators by recognizing their value and ensuring they earn a living wage in one of the most expensive areas to live in the nation.

Workforce Compensation Initiative

The ECE Workforce Compensation Initiative is the latest City strategy dedicated to advancing pay raises, increasing benefits, improving working conditions, and supporting educational attainment for early educators working in City-funded programs.

 

Early Learning Scholarships

The Early Learning Scholarship provides eligible San Francisco families who have children 0-5 years old with financial assistance to pay for quality early care and education. Families can learn more about the scholarship below.

Big News!

SF Office of Early Care & Education is now the San Francisco Department of Early Childhood.