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 […]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources

Dear families and early learning partners, The viral outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created deep concerns for our families and community both locally and beyond. We understand the uncertainty of the situation and that a lack of clear information regarding city agencies’ responses can increase anxiety and frustration. The Mayor has instructed OECE, and all […]

Statement and Resources on Family Detainment at the Mexican 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 and Mayor-elect’s joint statement, calling upon United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to immediately stop separating families at the Mexican border as an anti-immigration policy. […]

2018 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award Winners! Click the video links below to learn more about their amazing work:   Kai Ming Head Start – Teaching Team: Bi Huang, Elianne Leiva, Rita Tan, Winnie Liu      La Bamba Preschool – Family Child Care: Corey Santillan, Kenia Santillan, Nayeli Gonzales   SFUSD Presidio Early […]