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. 

Operating Guidelines

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

Quality Standards

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

Family Forms

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.

Preschool for All Tuition Credit Family Agreement Form (FY 21-22)