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How Kindergarten Readiness Impacts Student Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study Examining the K-12 Journey through San Francisco Unified School District

San Francisco has a robust history of investing in early childhood education, preparing its youngest residents for their best start on their academic journeys. Originally funded by First 5 San Francisco, the first representative district-wide kindergarten readiness assessment was conducted in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) in 2009.

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San Francisco Early Care and Education Needs Assessment

DEC provides funding and collaborates with the Child Care Planning and Advisory Council to produce a comprehensive needs assessment for early care and education every five years. San Francisco Early Care and Education Needs Assessment – Executive Summary Download Executive Summary San Francisco Early Care and Education Needs Assessment –

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DEC Strategic Plan

The creation of the Department of Early Childhood puts San Francisco at the national forefront of early childhood services, providing unprecedented resources and allowing us to be bold.  The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan helps us catalyze bold action by defining our vision and values, setting clear goals and strategies, and establishing

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Phase 1 Joint Racial Equity Action Plan

Per the legislative mandate of the Office of Racial Equity, in 2020 each City department was required to complete a Racial Equity Action Plan providing a blueprint for advancing racial equity in all aspects of the department’s work over the next three years. The two city agencies that merged to form the

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