Funding requirements and forms
Funded providers help to ensure that every child 0-5 has access to high quality, affordable early care and education. See below for guidelines and forms you will need to use as a PFA and ELS participant.
The ELS-PFA Operating Guidelines describe policies and procedures for funded programs such as payments, reporting, and programmatic requirements.
The operating guidelines are subject to change at least annually and were last updated in October, 2021.
ELS-PFA Operating Guidelines
Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Family Fee & Proration Relief Policy
The Quality Standards describe the requirements and expectations of a city-funded program with important information to help programs understand each standard and the connection to every child’s development. Based on research on the development and education of young children, the standards were created with input from national and state experts and input from educators in San Francisco. The standards define what we believe all early childhood programs should do when caring for young children. To participate as a city-funded site, programs must meet all ten (10) standards.
Funding Information Documents
ELS Center Reimbursement Rates (FY 21-22)
ELS Family Child Care Reimbursement Rates (FY 21-22)
PFA Tuition Credit Amount (FY 21-22)
Family Income Eligibility
ELS Family Eligibility Form for Center-MRA Funding
2021-2022 Data Collection Acknowledgement and Consent Forms
Please note: OECE does not require providers to return families’ completed data consent forms to us. We ask that you simply keep copies of signed forms in each child’s file and mark in Mocha that the child’s form has been signed.