COVID-19 Info for Providers

As of June 1, 2020, child care programs can open to serve all children regardless of parental work category or status. OECE recognizes the significant challenges involved in operating programs safely and providing high-quality early care and education during a global pandemic. 

This page includes funding information and other resources to support early care and education providers in San Francisco as they navigate the challenges associated with COVID-19.

Resources for Programs

Vaccine Information

The vaccine is one of the most important ways to end the pandemic. The City of San Francisco is currently vaccinating all people who live, work, or learn in SF and are 5 years of age and older.

Step up for your health, the health of your loved ones, and of your community.

Reopening Resources

Whether you are planning on reopening or are already open, there are many requirements, policies and recommendations to implement in order to operate your program in a healthy and safe manner. Click below for resources, guidance, and requirements for reopening an early care and education program.

Workforce Resource Library

OECE, in collaboration with First 5 San Francisco, has compiled a virtual resource library listing and categorizing resources and support programs available to San Francisco’s early educators including financial, health, housing, legal, and more.

COVID-19 Closure Grant

Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) qualified Family Child Care programs that close due to a family member (living at the FCC) or owner testing positive for COVID-19 are eligible to apply for a grant to help cover the cost of their closure.

How to Stay Informed

The status of COVID-19 in San Francisco and the Bay Area continues to change rapidly, and the City is on top of all developments. To stay informed, check the online resources below for up-to-the-minute updates, call 3-1-1 for guidance regarding COVID-19 public health safety information, and sign up to receive official updates from the City & County about COVID-19 via text message by texting COVID19SF to 888-777.