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Why your story?


Your story is part of San Francisco’s early care and education narrative. Early care and education is being talked about nationally, at the state level, and in San Francisco. The most effective policy is driven by real experiences and need for change. Those who provide our children with care and education every day, who study and experience what infants, toddlers, young children and providers need, have important insights to share. That’s you!

Document your stories. Humans think in story. Details and impact on individuals with names and faces matter. The most memorable appeals to leaders and the community is your story woven into a broader picture. We need a wealth of stories to build an effective “narrative” and campaign for the change early care providers and children need. We need your stories. Create a place to collect your and your community’s stories as they happen–it can be papers in a file, a notebook, or an electronic file, whatever works for you–but take a moment to jot down those stories so they are ready!


Share your story! Let our community and elected leaders know about what we need to provide quality care and education and why our children, families, and community need it. Click here to share your story with us online, great if you have a picture too* or send them to –we will help build a collective narrative of San Francisco’s ECE community of parents, teachers, and children–and let you know great times to write letters to the editor, engage in social media, or contact leaders.

Imagine your story on Twitter, Facebook, in a letter to the editor, or before a legislator! Even short and simple can be effective.

*photos transfer best when shared through our website upload, not email. Thanks!