PARENTS & FAMILIES
WHAT IS EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION?
Ninety percent of your child’s brain develops during the first five years of life.
Every experience in children’s earliest years has an impact on their success in school and the rest of their life. That is why it is so important for children to have high quality care and education during this time. Quality early care and education helps families and supports children’s cognitive, physical, and social and emotional growth. It helps children be ready for kindergarten and beyond.
The Office of Early Care and Education works to ensure that every child in San Francisco has access to high-quality and affordable early care and education. For more information, click below:
Learn more about subsidies and how to pay for early care and education
Learn more about finding and choosing an early learning program
GET HELP FINDING AN ECE PROGRAM
To get help finding and paying for early care and education, contact one of our partners, Children’s Council of San Francisco and Wu Yee Children’s Services. We contract with these agencies to help families find child care:
Children’s Council of San Francisco
445 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Resource and Referral Line: 415.343.3300
Wu Yee Children’s Services
880 Clay St., Floor 3
San Francisco, CA 94108
Resource and Referral Line: 844.644.4300