ECE In the News

Date: October 25, 2022

Unless your income is among the highest in San Francisco, or even among the lowest, finding and affording child care may be just wishful thinking. Nearly 60% of San Francisco children live in families that struggle to afford child care…

Date: October 14, 2022

Schools may be held accountable for how well kids do at reading and math, but experts say that recess plays an essential but often overlooked role in children’s physical, emotional and intellectual development…

Date: October 5, 2022

The effort aims to improve the quality of early childhood education and to bolster the workforce, long plagued by low pay and staff shortages…

Date: September 22, 2022

With high demand, high fees and high government subsidies, child care’s become a growth industry. For one man, it’s a veritable license to print money…

Date: September 21, 2022

Without public support, workers are quitting, and parents and providers are desperate. The United States funds child care at a rate that’s just 3.5% of the average of what other rich countries spend…

Date: November 19, 2021

Amid a pandemic that continues to disrupt children’s lives, President Joe Biden has been spearheading big investments in the early childhood education…

Date: May 19, 2021

If you walk through McLaren Park, Glenn Canyon, Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, or any other treasured San Francisco natural space, you might see her…

Date: May 6, 2021

Our culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood educators offer our children and families many gifts…

Date: April 15, 2021

What comes to mind when you think of a woman who cares for a group of young children in her own home? What images do you think of?  What assumptions do you make?

Date: March 15, 2021

When Latino families knock on our doors for the first time and ask for help, I am often the one sent to greet them. After hearing my fluent Spanish, there are moments of relief and of surprise…

Date: February 21, 2021

Together we can dream about a better future for all children and Early Childhood Education teachers… in private and publicly funded schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the country…

Date: January 27, 2021

A June 2018 San Francisco ballot initiative raising taxes on commercial rents to pay for young children’s care and education was legally approved by 51% of the city’s voters…

Date: January 24, 2021

What does it mean for us to be teaching and learning with young children in this historic building that you built in 1932?  Working in this community over the years, I have been thinking more and more about what is in our blood and our identity…

Date: January 8, 2021

Through Early Childhood Education classes, I was exposed to concepts that offered me a window to my past experiences and cracked open the doors to a better future…

Date: December 24, 2020

When you read my name, or see an old-faded picture of me way after I am gone, and you discover that I was an educator during a world-wide pandemic you might ask yourself…

Date: January 14, 2021

The City will provide $25 million in grants and zero-interest loans to child care providers help minimize the financial impacts…

Date: December 7, 2020

In March when we entered our first shelter-in-place and San Francisco was transformed overnight from a vibrant metropolis…

Date: November 4, 2020

A San Francisco ballot measure that approves sweeping business tax changes passed Tuesday night, with results including…

Date: December 1, 2020

Board President Yee is introducing legislation to establish an emergency economic recovery program to support early care…

Date: July 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating economic and human impact on California child care centers, forcing…

Date: July 21, 2020

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and the Board of Supervisors have reached an agreement to bring a unified business…

Date: June 5, 2020

Mayor London N. Breed, Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee, and Supervisor Ahsha Safaí today announced…

Date: May 12, 2020

Supervisor Safai and Supervisor Yee will jointly introduce resolutions urging State and local investments in early care…

Date: September 12, 2019

Last year, the theory was put to the test in San Francisco when members of the city’s governing body, its Board of Supervisors…

Date: July 5, 2019

A San Francisco judge has rejected a legal challenge against tax measures passed by voters last year that will raise millions…

Date: July 5, 2019

A San Francisco judge ruled Friday that city officials did not break the law when they allowed two ballot measures that…

Date: July 3, 2019

Did San Francisco break the law when voters passed a series of tax measures last year to fund early childhood education…

Date: July 3, 2019

A San Francisco judge is expected to rule this week on the legality of two tax measures passed in the last year that together stand to generate more than $500 million annually for housing, homelessness and early education services…

Date: November 7, 2018

While many states are still finalizing the vote counts, it is clear that Americans elected 20 new governors and re-elected…