Early Care Educators

Building Our Collective Power

A community shaped by and for you

Early Care Educators of San Francisco (ECESF) is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to bringing the voice of early care educators to the broader community, leaders, policy makers, allies, and peers to affect change.

What we do

Guided by shared purpose

ECESF organizes around a mission, vision, and a set of principles developed by our community, which guide and inspire our work with each other.

Mission, vision, and principles

Organized to make change

Early Care Educators of San Francisco come together to get to know each other across diverse sites, learn about each other’s shared and diverse experiences, shape ECESF’s program and priority goals, and work together to make a difference.

Meet our changemakers

Get involved

Be part of building a connected and vibrant early care and education community mobilized to make change. Let us know your interests; sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about ECE happenings including policy, research, and events; and support our ECESF community’s growth by sharing your expertise and donations.

What's happening?

Check the event calendar for community events of interest to early care educators, as well as upcoming ECESF meetings and events.

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