OECE COVID-19 Policy Position Paper: Investment in ECE Critical to Economic Recovery

The coronavirus public health crisis highlights the challenges of decades of underinvestment in the early care and education (ECE) system, exposing deep inequities and making them worse. During the 2010 recession, early care and education programs took substantial hits in funding, decimating systems that prepare children to enter kindergarten and keep families strong and communities […]

San Francisco Proposition C – Early Care and Education for All Initiative

On June 5, 2018, the voters of San Francisco passed Proposition C (Prop C), a Commercial Rent Tax for Childcare and Early Education, that authorizes an additional tax on the lease of commercial property for landlords with annual gross receipts over $1 million.    Through Prop C, an estimated $121 million annually will be generated […]

Professional Development Systems Advisory Committee Report

In keeping with the recommendations of the San Francisco Citywide Plan for Early Care and Education, OECE convened the Professional Development Systems Advisory Committee (PDSAC). PDSAC was comprised of a broad group of professional development stakeholders who met monthly from October 2017 – June 2018 to explore current PD systems and develop recommendations for improvement. […]

2017 San Francisco Early Care and Education Needs Assessment

The San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC) is San Francisco’s local child care planning council. Early care and education (ECE) stakeholders appointed by the Board of Education and the Board of Supervisors are charged with advising policy makers, funders and planners regarding the coordination and needs of early care and education in […]

San Francisco County Individualized Child Care Subsidy Pilot Project Brief – FY 2016-17

The San Francisco County Child Care Subsidy Pilot Project (the Pilot), implemented in September 2005, was introduced as a means to explore solutions to the problems that the state’s “one-size-fits-all” child care subsidy system presents to high cost counties. The Pilot has allowed San Francisco County to address two concerns: first, that families barely earning […]

San Francisco Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis

This report summarizes the information gathered through the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis process and is intended to inform a citywide early care and education planning and evaluation process. 

SF Office of Early Care and Education – Survey of Market Rates

At the request of San Francisco’s Office of Early Care and Education (OECE), in early 2016 the City Performance unit of the San Francisco Controller’s Office performed a survey and review of market rates to obtain child care in San Francisco (“child care” is hereafter referred to as early childhood education or “ECE”). This report […]