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 […]

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 […]