• 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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Have you heard our big news? First 5 San Francisco is merging with @sf_oece to become the Department of Early Childhood (DEC for short). Any questions? Read more details and drop your thoughts in the comments! #sfkids #earlychildhood #sfsupportsfamilies

Big News for young families and providers in San Francisco! We are merging with @SFOECE to expand our capacity and funding to bring you integrated early childhood services! Welcome to the Department of Early Childhood. Stay tuned for the newest updates as we launch!

“Child care is a backbone for our economy and often is the thing that allows many women to go to school or get a job." We are so excited to combine forces with the @sf_oece! Read more about why our community is excited too!

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?

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