• Who We Are

    High-quality early care and education gives children the strong start they need to pursue their dreams. San Francisco Quality Connections gives early educators the tools they need to pursue theirs, by supporting early learning programs to provide the rich, high-quality early learning experiences that better prepare children for school.

  • What We Do

    San Francisco Quality Connections provides a framework, standards, and quality improvement supports for early learning programs. It creates a powerful professional development path for early educators, helping them continually assess and improve the quality of their services.

  • Our Impact

    San Francisco Quality Connections coaches and trainers spend more than 14,000 hours annually supporting early educators with targeted coaching and training so they have the knowledge and skills to give children high quality early learning experiences. Educators work closely with coaches and have access to more than 100 days of First 5-sponsored trainings a year.

Quality Connections Spotlight


The daily challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging and confusing for children. S.F.’s family resource centers help make sure families still have what they need for their children to be safe, secure, and happy—like birthday boxes! https://t.co/FVrrR6U4FG First5SF photo

Families need help to ensure children are getting the food and nutrition they need while schools are closed and incomes disrupted. https://t.co/RYaI317pJX https://t.co/Utv1dFzq5k First5SF photo

Kids need healthy food to grow and learn! First 5 and family resource centers partnered with @EatSFVoucher to help families buy the food they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/BkTbp1BV7f First5SF photo

No child should go hungry for any reason. EatSF vouchers distributed by family resource centers keep families like P.K.’s food secure. @eatsfvoucher https://t.co/1rcUs6ZkJS First5SF photo

Support for breastfeeding parents is especially critical during this pandemic as breastfeeding provides important immune system support to infants as well as supporting the overall health and well-being of both the infant and the mother. https://t.co/Qg40Id6vOB First5SF photo


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