Across San Francisco, outdoor opportunities for our youngest children can be limited and play areas can mirror the cold concrete and steel of the urban landscape. Connecting children to the natural world through play allows them to explore freely, nurturing curiosity and discovery. First 5 San Francisco has joined the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and WestEd over the last year to…

The Power of Quality Connections

The Power of Quality Connections   It was more than a decade ago that Dr. Zoobi Waqar began her work in early childhood education in San Francisco. “Through my experiences I have gained an understanding for the profound way parents are affected by the care and education of their children,” said Zoobi.  What started as a…

First 5 San Francisco Excellence in Teaching Awards 2017

Last night at the Children’s Creativity Museum, First 5 San Francisco celebrated Excellence in Teaching to raise the attention given to teachers in the field of Early Childhood Education. The 4th annual awards celebration recognize and rewards excellence in teaching across the city and county. Each year the award honors teachers who have made outstanding contributions to the classroom and partnered with families to promote child well-being.