Ingrid Mezquita on what DEC means to San Francisco’s families and providers

San Francisco’s newest city agency is the Department of Early Childhood(DEC). This Department, which merges the former San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education with First 5 San Francisco, expands the City’s capacity to bring you coordinated family support, child health services, and high-quality early care and education.  This work is being led by […]

New Department, Renewed Commitment

We have officially merged First 5 San Francisco and the San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education to create the Department of Early Childhood. We are very excited for everything to come from this new official city and county department.  First 5 and OECE have long histories of supporting young children and families in […]

Mayor London Breed Announces $50.7 Million Investment Over Two Years in Children and Family Recovery Plan in Proposed Budget

Mom with child on playground

Mayor London N. Breed announced a planned $50.7 million in her upcoming two year budget to fund four recommendations from her Children and Family Recovery Plan, announced in February 2022. The funding will go towards childcare vouchers for low-income families and transition-aged young adults with children; increased staffing, support, and training for parents at Family […]