All ELS/PFA Programs Must Submit a Continued Funding Application by April 30, 2022.

Learn more and apply below.

The S.F. Office of Early Care and Education is pleased to announce the 2022 Continued Funding Application (CFA). The CFA will serve as a notice to OECE of your continued participation in the ELS/PFA program for the next program year.

The application is an opportunity to update information and includes a self-assessment on your program’s implementation of the Quality Standards.

We encourage you to review all the resources available on this page before applying. When you are ready, click the links below to apply.

Informational Sessions

The meeting materials linked below provide a step-by-step overview of how to complete your Continued Funding Application.

Application Resources

We encourage you to review the resources available in preparation for your application and for program year 2022-2023.

Quality Standards for the Early Learning SF Program – a description of each of the requirements for Early Learning SF qualified programs.
Quality Pathway Portfolio Tool — a self-assessment tool to help you reflect on your current practice and identify areas of growth
Pre-ELS Resource Guide — information about resources that are available to you as you work on your Quality Portfolio

Questions and Support

Should you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to reach out to Denise Corvino (, Deputy Director, Early Learning Division for English/Spanish and Susan Lu, Early Learning Specialist, ( for English/Chinese.