News Updates


In March when we entered our first shelter-in-place and San Francisco was transformed overnight from a vibrant metropolis to a ghost town, I was afraid. I wanted to wrap myself in a warm blanket, hunker in, unplug my phone, order takeout and pretend I was on a much-needed vacation. I had been recovering from a […]

30 Million for CARES 2.0 Stipends

MAYOR LONDON BREED AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PRESIDENT NORMAN YEE ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION OF $30 MILLION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS San Francisco will distribute more than $30 million over the next three years to approximately 2,500 educators at city-funded family childcare and early education centers to retain educators   San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, […]

SFCCPA September 17, 2018 News Update

In accord with the SFCCPA’s mission — to build unity with families and community allies to access needed resources to provide the highest quality early care and education for all of San Francisco’s children — we worked hard to make sure Prop. C passed in June. This initiative will bring an estimated $100-150M in needed revenue to early care […]

SFCCPA backs CPAC’s substantial local budget ask

The end of the year is approaching fast, bringing many things to the early care and education community, from celebrations to brighten the darkest days, and time off with family, to preparing for the best way to advocate for needed resources in our city, county, and state as elected leaders develop their budgets. The SFCCPA […]

SFCCPA June 28 News Update

Thank you to all who took the time to contact their elected leaders to let them know how important ECE is to the city and county of San Francisco! We are happy to announce that $4 Million in additional resources were added to the budget for ECE in the add back process last week. Dominic […]

SFCCPA June 20, 2017 News Update

Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle featured a front page article by Rachel Swan, SF pressured to help families struggling with day care, preschool. Ms. Swan has indicated she is interested in additional stories, and while this story focused more on families, she would like to focus on the educator angle as well – how are we faring? See talking […]

SFCCPA May 19, 2017 News Update

SFCCPA News Update for San Francisco’s Early Care & Education Providers   May 19, 2017 Recent news articles highlight the struggle for affordable housing for teachers in San Francisco – and announcements of the Mayor’s commitment to teacher housing and child care for children who are homeless. How do these stories and announcements relate to ECE teacher experiences, […]

SFCCPA December 2, 2016 News Update

We want to share some news from the federal level with you that could impact ECE in the coming years. Betsy DeVos has been nominated to fill the position of Education Secretary in the next administration. To learn more about her and what this means for education in the U.S. you can read two articles […]

SFCCPA November 4, 2016 News Update

We invite you to look at a topical Atlantic article, The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids. It is an exploration of the effect of a focus on accountability, higher academic goals, and standards on the learning of young children. The author concludes, “here’s what the Finns, who don’t begin formal reading instruction until around age 7, […]

SFCCPA August 12, 2016 News Update

There have been a couple of reports on the early childhood workforce released over the summer. The State of the Early Childhood Workforce (SECW) Initiative, a multi-year project, released an interactive index providing a current look at “workforce conditions and policies” nation-wide. Take a look at California and other states. Their work has been generating news […]

SFCCPA August 8, 2016 News Update

Please see the updates below from CPAC on the 2016-2017 California and San Francisco Budget. Sara Hicks-Kilday SFCCPA Dear CPAC Community, The San Francisco Board of Supervisors officially adopted the city budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which brings the local and state budget season to a close. CPAC Members should be very happy with the results […]

SFCCPA May 6, 2016 News Updates

We want to bring to your attention two reports recently released addressing the importance of investments in early care and education. The California Budget & Policy Center analysis addresses the policies needed to go along with the local and now state-wide minimum wage increases. The Right Start Commission Report, Rebuilding the American Dream, assesses the current landscape, and proposes short- and […]