• 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.

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Family Resource Centers are a place where queer parents can be seen and heard. These FRCs might have just what you need. Check out M's story.


We partnered w/ @Waymo, a fully autonomous driving tech company to deliver urgently needed baby care items! So far, we have delivered 271 wipe warmer dispensers, 99 booster seats, & 90 nursery organizer sets, all donated by @hiccapop. Where we going next?

The average monthly diaper bill for a child under three years old can range from $80-$100 per month. Thanks to @SFMayorsOffice, anyone who receives Medi-Cal benefits is now eligible for the SF Diaper Bank. #InvestinSFkids
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Under this new initiative, early childhood educators would earn $28+/hr, closer to preschool teachers working for @SFUSD. That’s an $8,000+ raise for the educators. These workers were on front lines during the pandemic. Read+: https://t.co/hN7BUN79xt #SFvaluesECE #InvestinSFKids https://t.co/pzqINOektC First5SF photo

By 2025, SF will support a living wage of no less than $28/hr for early educators in City-funded programs. This investment is an investment in our youngest SF residents. It's a huge step in setting our children up for success. #ECEfairwagesSF #SFvaluesECE #InvestinSFKids https://t.co/FyKTPgzXIp First5SF photo

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