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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I sign up to become a part of Your Child, Your Voice?

It is easy! Just click the button below and take the complete survey. The registration survey will take about 5-7 minutes.

Your Child, Your Voice Overview

What is Your Child, Your Voice?

Your Child, Your Voice is a community effort that gives parents and primary caregivers of young children the chance to share opinions and experiences to shape the future for all children in San Francisco. Once registered as members, parents and caregivers can participate in surveys. Some families may also be invited to participate in a small group conversation. We want to hear YOUR opinions on raising young children in San Francisco!


Who is leading the Your Child, Your Voice campaign?

Your Child, Your Voice is a joint project of First 5 San Francisco and the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education (SF OECE). These two organizations support programs for children from birth through five years of age and their parents, including during pregnancy. 


How will my opinions and responses be used?

By registering to become a member of Your Child, Your Voice and responding to follow up survey and other opportunities, you can:

  • help improve services for children and families
  • help make child care and preschool services better 
  • inform how tax dollars should be spent to help families
Who is eligible to participate? 

All parents or caregivers of children ages 0-7 years old who live in San Francisco can participate in Your Child, Your Voice. Parents or caregivers of children that are older than 7, and parents or caregivers who do not live in San Francisco, are not eligible for Your Child, Your Voice.

We highly encourage participation from parents and caregivers who identify as Black/African-American, Latino, or Pacific Islander, and residents of the following neighborhoods: the Mission, Chinatown, Bayview-Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, OMI, and the Excelsior.


How many surveys will there be?

In addition to the registration survey, there will likely be 3-5 additional surveys. You can complete as many or as few as you like.


What is the time commitment as a member of Your Child, Your Voice?

The initial registration survey is expected to take 3-7 minutes. Following surveys will likely take 5-15 minutes to complete. There may be additional opportunities for discussion groups and input sessions. These opportunities are optional and may take between 15-60 minutes.

Participation Incentives

What do I get for participating?

As a thank you for your time, you will have multiple opportunities to receive gift cards.

  • The first 100 registered participants will receive one $25 gift card.
  • After registration, there will be additional surveys you can take for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
  • Additional opportunities to win gift cards will continue to be developed and shared here. Check back later.


As a member of Your Child, Your Voice, you will also have the opportunity to speak on behalf of children in San Francisco. As a parent or caregiver, you are an expert on raising children in San Francisco. By participating and sharing your experiences, you will help shape decisions for services, child care and preschool programs, and tax dollars, as mentioned above.

Data & Security

Can the survey links contain viruses?

The surveys are all created and distributed by the Your Child, Your Voice team. The links will not include viruses. The links will only take you directly to the survey.


Why is information asked about my income, location, race/ethnicity, etc?

The goal of Your Child, Your Voice is to ensure that parents are speaking up on behalf of all children in San Francisco. To ensure that parent voice is included for all children, we ask certain questions to ensure that children and families throughout San Francisco are included.


How will my information be used? 

Your information will never be shared or sold for other purposes. Parent responses will be grouped together and individual names will not be tied to any particular response.


Where are my responses stored?

Any data received through the survey will be securely stored by Your Child, Your Voice. Personal information will never be shared. No information submitted as part of Your Child, Your Voice will ever be distributed.

Further Questions

Who can I contact with any further questions?

Send your questions by email to 

Your Child, Your Voice is a partnership between the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) and First 5 San Francisco (F5SF). 

Your information will never be shared or sold for other purposes. Parent responses will be grouped together.
Your name will never be connected to your responses to survey questions.