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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Recommendations to the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education for Establishing Data Governance
This report by national ECE data experts at ECDataWorks outlines the steps OECE and its partners need to take to improve the impact of OECE’s funding efforts. The report outlines recommendations to OECE related to technology, data governance, and development of a learning agenda.
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 […]
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.
This research report summarizes findings from in-person interviews with 28 low-income parents/guardians of children under the age of 3 in San Francisco about their child care experiences.
Summary of Stakeholder Engagement: Phase One of Implementing Citywide Plan for Early Care and Education
This document summarizes OECE’s learnings from its efforts to gather input from a variety of stakeholders to inform the first phase of implementing strategies from the Citywide Plan for ECE. Community meeting notes, a sample presentation, and the survey that was distributed to the field, are available as part of Appendix A: Partner Input Session […]
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 […]