Webinar Series – What Every Policy Maker Should Know About Early Childhood Education: Steven Barnett on San Francisco’s Path Less Travelled

San Francisco is on the precipice of some very exciting advancements in early childhood. Prop C, and the initiatives that preceded it indicated a huge public investment in early childhood. This Webinar series, What Every Policy Maker Should Know About Early Childhood Education explores Early Childhood Education research and case studies as shifts come to […]

Baby Prop C Fact Sheet – Legal Uses and Allocations

Baby Prop C Fact Sheet – Legal Uses and Allocations   Legislation & Community Engagement On June 5, 2018, 51% of the San Francisco electorate passed Proposition C (Baby Prop C), a Commercial Rent Tax for Child Care and Early Education by authorizing an additional tax on commercial property/leases with annual gross receipts over $1 […]

The California State Supreme Court Upholds Proposition C

The California State Supreme Court Upholds Proposition C!   Nearly three years after SF voters passed the proposition, Prop C will direct approximately $100 million to the SF child care community annually.   On Wednesday April 28, 2021, the California Supreme Court rejected the final appeal to Proposition C delivering a major victory for children, families and […]

Mayor London Breed Announces $25 Million Early Education Economic Recovery Program

The City will provide $25 million in grants and zero-interest loans to child care providers to help minimize the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on early care and education programs Mayor London N. Breed today announced $25 million in financial assistance for San Francisco’s early care and education programs, which care for approximately 10,000 […]

Supporting Early Care and Education During COVID-19

The early care and education system plays a vital role for children, families, and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unparalleled crisis in California’s early care and education system. This infographic highlights the impact of the pandemic and local efforts to ensure the ECE system is supported to withstand this COVID-19 crisis and emerge […]

Reopening in a Pandemic: Provider Ideas & Experiences

Early educators have experienced tremendous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but their dedication to serving children and families has remained consistent. As they reopen their programs, early educators are finding innovative ways to adapt to a new normal. High quality early learning is happening safely with modified learning activities, new health and safety protocols, […]

Reopening in a Pandemic: Early Learning Matters

Early educators have experienced tremendous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but their dedication to serving children and families has remained consistent. As they reopen their programs, early educators are finding innovative ways to adapt to a new normal. High quality early learning is happening safely with modified learning activities, new health and safety protocols, […]

Early Care and Education During a Pandemic: Teacher Profiles

COVID-19 has changed the pace of neighborhoods and our daily routines in San Francisco, but access to resources and public services continues to be a significant need for many children and their families. Like food, housing, and transportation, access to high quality early childhood education is a basic need for all families. That has never […]

Resiliency: This Is What Our Emergency Child Care System Represents

By Ingrid Mezquita, Executive Director, San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education For the past two months, San Francisco, along with the rest of the world, has endured a crisis. The coronavirus pandemic and necessary shelter-in-place measures has created an unprecedented economic and social challenge. Amidst this, it is abundantly clear, early care and […]