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 […]

Early Care and Education During a Pandemic: Providing Child Care for Essential Workers

preschool teachers in masks

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 […]