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Early Childhood Community Oversight and Advisory Committee

As part of our transition to become the Department of Early Childhood, the Office of Early Care and Education Citizen’s Advisory Committee (OECE CAC) has evolved to become the new Early Childhood Community Oversight and Advisory Committee (EC COAC).

In collaboration with the First 5 Commission, the EC COAC provides input and recommendations to the Department regarding overall strategies, policies, and procedures. They will also provide analysis, guide engagement processes, and make recommendations to the Department, the Mayor, and the Board of Supervisors regarding use of funds for the Early Care and Education for All Initiative (aka Baby Prop C).

For information on EC COAC members and upcoming meetings please scroll down.

EC COAC Members

Meredith Dodson

Executive Director, San Francisco Parent Coalition

Gina Fromer (Chair)

Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Council of San Francisco

Pamela Geisler

Fiscal and Policy Director, San Francisco Unified School District Early Education Department

Monique Guidry

Owner, Guidry Early Child Care and Education Program and Co-founder, African American Early Childhood Educators

Cindy Lopez-Chastain

Speech and Language Pathologist, Linguistic Connection

Patricia Sullivan

Director, Baby Steps Family Child Care and President, Family Child Care Association of San Francisco

Monica Walters

Chief Executive Officer, Wu Yee Children’s Services

Meeting Information

February 1, 2023

Joint Session of the Children and Families Commission and EC COAC: Public Budget Hearing

Location: Virtual Convening

Join Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82705514909?pwd=ekZoRmJrdEZyUk9KRkZpRG9ONUkzZz09


January 12, 2023

Location: Virtual Convening

Join Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85629740814?pwd=RnI1M2FHenk5ZFNNeEJ6YXN2Q2pvZz09


Become an EC COAC Member​

We are not currently accepting applications for the EC COAC.

If you would like to be added to our interest list to be notified when there are vacancies on the Committee, please email maya.castleman@sfgov.org

As per the Brown Act (California Government Code 54950 et seq.) and the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code, Chapter 67), EC COAC meetings and meeting documents are free and open to the public. If you have questions or specific needs, email maya.castleman@sfgov.org.