ECESF Updates


December 7, 2020

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 […]


December 7, 2020

San Francisco, CA – Board President Yee is introducing legislation to establish an emergency economic recovery program to support early care and education providers who are at the brink of collapse due to the COVID-19 health emergency. The Early Care & Education Economic Recovery program will offer one-time grants and zero-interest loans for child care […]

30 Million for CARES 2.0 Stipends

November 5, 2019

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 November 20, 2018 News Update

November 20, 2018

Our next SFCCPA Community Meeting, Monday evening, November 26 brings highlights of the NAEYC conference home. Kaile Thomas, SFCCPA board member, and Director of San Francisco Family Support Network, Safe & Sound, will present on the role of teacher as researcher and Voices of Practitioners. Join us just after your Thanksgiving break. Details and registration here and below.   Prop C (June) – ECE for […]

SF Living Wage Email Message: Report on amendments to Minimum Compensation Ordinance

November 19, 2018

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 The Board of Supervisors at their October 23 meeting unanimously passed amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance after a deal was reached with the Mayor’s office. The measure goes to the Board of Supervisors today for a second vote and then the Mayor has 10 days to sign it into […]

SFCCPA September 17, 2018 News Update

September 20, 2018

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 […]

Prop C: Universal Childcare for San Francisco

March 28, 2018

This Ballot Measure Will Establish a Fund to: Make high quality early care and education (“ECE”) available and affordable for San Francisco families earning up to 200% of the area median income. (200% AMI for a family of 3: $207,500). Clear our existing waitlist of San Francisco families and who have been stagnating on the […]

SFCCPA backs CPAC’s substantial local budget ask

December 18, 2017

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

June 29, 2017

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

June 21, 2017

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 […]

Thank you for coming to the 2017 SFCCPA ECE Issues Luncheon!

June 2, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to the SFCCPA ECE Issues Luncheon on June 2nd. It was great to have elected leaders in the house: Senator Wiener, Assemblymember Chiu, Supervisor Yee, Supervisor Fewer, Supervisor Sheehy, and Kayleigh Lloyd, legislative aide to Supervisor Breed. Thanks also to Monica Walters, Exec. Dir., Wu Yee Children’s Services, CPAC Chair, CCEECE founder; Dr. Lygia Stebbing, EDvance Director at SF State University; and […]

SFCCPA May 19, 2017 News Update

May 19, 2017

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, […]

Our ECE community in action – Walk Around the Block 2017

April 28, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Walk Around the Block today and the Young Child’s March in Sacramento on Monday. Today we had over 500 early educators, children, parents, and community supporters at City Hall, and a total of over 800 walking and writing letters in neighborhoods throughout the city. What a Week of the Young Child this has been! It was great to […]

SFCCPA December 2, 2016 News Update

December 2, 2016

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

November 4, 2016

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

August 12, 2016

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

August 8, 2016

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 June 11, 2016 News Updates

June 11, 2016

See the below recent news relevant to the ECE community. Child Care Providers Struggle to Afford Rising Minimum Wage By Andrew Stelzer JUNE 9, 2016 “If you’ve got kids, or are expecting one, you’ve probably been warned a million times: Child care is expensive. But just how expensive is it here in the Bay Area? About $1,800 […]