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Early Childhood Community Oversight and Advisory Committee

In collaboration with the Children and Families Commission, the EC COAC provides input and recommendations to the Department regarding overall strategies, policies, and procedures. They will also provide analysis, guide engagement processes, and make recommendations to the Department, the Mayor, and the Board of Supervisors regarding use of funds for the Early Care and Education for All Initiative (aka Baby Prop C).

For information on EC COAC members and upcoming meetings please scroll down.

EC COAC Members

Cindy Lopez-Chastain
Speech and Language Pathologist, Linguistic Connection

Krystle Danridge-Pierson
Founder and Director, Each One Teach One Child Care

Meredith Dodson
Executive Director, San Francisco Parent Coalition

Gina Fromer (Chair)
President & CEO at Glide Foundation

Pamela Geisler
Fiscal and Policy Director, San Francisco Unified School District Early Education Department

Monique Guidry
Owner, Guidry Early Child Care and Education Program and Co-founder, African American Early Childhood Educators

Patricia Sullivan (Vice Chair)
Director, Baby Steps Family Child Care and President, Family Child Care Association of San Francisco

Abigail Stewart-Kahn
Managing Director, Stanford Center on Early Childhood

Monica Walters
Chief Executive Officer, Wu Yee Children’s Services

Meeting Information:

February 13, 2024 | 4:30pm–6:00pm Joint CFC and EC COAC Meeting

Location: 1650 Mission Street, Suite 312, San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Access: (if not attending in person): https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82196296310?pwd=V1VOanZjNkpnOTEvVDNIS3pHbHZiQT09https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85629740814?pwd=RnI1M2FHenk5ZFNNeEJ6YXN2Q2pvZz09  

January 17, 2024 | 4:30pm–6:00pm

Location: 1650 Mission Street, Suite 312, San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Access: (if not attending in person): https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82196296310?pwd=V1VOanZjNkpnOTEvVDNIS3pHbHZiQT09https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85629740814?pwd=RnI1M2FHenk5ZFNNeEJ6YXN2Q2pvZz09  

June 13, 2023 | 4:30pm–6:00pm

Location: 1650 Mission Street, Suite 312, San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Access: (if not attending in person): https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82196296310?pwd=V1VOanZjNkpnOTEvVDNIS3pHbHZiQT09https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85629740814?pwd=RnI1M2FHenk5ZFNNeEJ6YXN2Q2pvZz09  

March 16, 2023 | 4:30pm–6:00pm

Location: 1650 Mission Street, Suite 312, San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Access: (if not attending in person): https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85629740814?pwd=RnI1M2FHenk5ZFNNeEJ6YXN2Q2pvZz09  

February 1, 2023 | 4:30pm–6:30pm

Joint Session of the Children and Families Commission and EC COAC: Public Budget Hearing

Location: Virtual Convening 

January 12, 2023 | 4:00pm–6:00pm

Location: Virtual Convening

Background on the Early Childhood Community Oversight and Advisory Committee

The ECCOAC shall consist of nine members: The Mayor shall appoint to seats 1-5 (subject to rejection by two-thirds vote of the Board of Supervisors within 30 days) and the Board of Supervisors shall appoint seats 6-9 as follows:

  • Seat 1: must be a parent or guardian of a child who is enrolled in a facility that provides early care and education services, which includes child care, early care, preschool, infant and toddlers care;
  • Seat 2: must be a representative of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Early Education Division, or any successor to that division, recommended by the Superintendent of Schools to the Mayor. If the Superintendent of Schools fails to make a recommendation within 90 days of a vacancy the Mayor may appoint a person to hold this seat;
  • Seat 3: must be an early care and education provider that serves infants and toddlers ages zero to three;
  • Seat 4: must be a family support provider, a provider or educator who works with children with special needs, a community member with expertise in early education, a member of the mental health community specializing in early care, a member of a philanthropic organization, which has an emphasis on early care and education issues, or a member of the business community with an interest in early care and education issues;
  • Seat 5: must be a representative of an institution of higher education that specializes in early care and education;
  • Seat 6: must be a family child care provider;
  • Seat 7: must be a provider of early care and education at a community-based childcare center in San Francisco, but this member cannot be a San Francisco Unified School District provider;
  • Seat 8: must be a family support provider, a provider or educator who works with children with special needs, a community member with expertise in early education, a member of the mental health community specializing in early care, a member of a philanthropic organization, which has an emphasis on early care and education issues, or a member of the business community with an interest in early care and education issues; and
  • Seat 9: must be a representative of the Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (“CCPAC”) established by Article XX of Chapter 5 of the Administrative Code, recommended to the Board of Supervisors by the CCPAC.

 

Become an EC COAC Member​

We are not currently accepting applications for the EC COAC.

If you would like to be added to our interest list to be notified when there are vacancies on the Committee, please email Arianna Cruz-Sellu, Commission Policy and Administrative Coordinator at arianna.cruz-sellu@sfgov.org.

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