• 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


SF to give $1,000 a month to Black, Pacific Islander expectant moms. Will it help bridge racial health gaps? https://t.co/wh6eS2D87J

Census 2020

Over 153,000 households in SF still need help completing the census in the next 45 days. The 2020 census ends on 9/30/2020 and we all need to do our part. Anyone can do the census online @ https://t.co/wkElkUS3kT or by phone (844-330-2020). It does not take long.

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First 5 Association @First5Assoc
Pop-up child care, remote home visits, food & diaper delivery, & more. #First5ShowsUp during COVID-19. Pls be a #Champion4Children and include First 5 in Vape Tax.
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A Vape Tax without First 5’s equivalency of 14.8% would bypass voters’ will and accelerate cuts to critical children’s services. Be a #Champion4Children and pls oppose the tax unless it includes this @DavidChiu @Scott_Wiener @PhilTing.

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


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