March 15, 2019 Events & Updates

We’ve included a lot of ECE community events for you in this newsletter. I wanted to bring your attention to two surveys included with a response deadline  today  — requested on behalf of the National Governor Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers — the surveys focus on best supports and greatest challenges to you as an early care educator. See more details under “Survey” below.

Thanks to Sharon Ng of Parents for Public School, SF for a workshop at our last ECESF Community meeting on the transition process to SFUSD kindergarten. Here is her presentation with key dates, steps for round 2, and contact information.

Our next ECESF Community Meeting is on March 25. We’ll focus on highlights of a Budget Justice Training, and our local child care planning council's (CPAC’s) policy asks — what are key dates and where is ECE funding in the SF budget? We also have a guest, Claudia Quiñonez of Children’s Council, who will show us through their newly launched Child Care Finder.

Here’s a quick summary of what’s in this newsletter — with more details and links to further information, flyers, and registration below.

Sara Hicks-Kilday
ECESF Director

ECESF Events
  • ECESF Community Meeting — Mon, March 25
  • Walk Around the Block, Save the Date! — Fri, April 12

Survey — ECE challenges & best supports, responses needed today Friday, March 15!

SF ECE Community Meetings & Events
  • OECE CAC – Thurs, March 21
  • CPAC's Early Educator Recognition Event — Sun, April 7
  • Festival of Learning Community Event — Weds, April 24
Applications for presentations at Festival of Learning due March 30

Higher Education Information & Enrollment
  • SFSU CAD Path Information Session — Thurs, April 11
  • City College Summer & Fall enrollment — various

  • Policy Insights 2019: Advancing Racial Equity, Calif Budget & Policy Center - Weds. March 27, Advance registration through March 22
  • NAEYC: Professional Learning Institute – June 2-5, Early Bird registration now open!
ECESF Events
March 25, ECESF Community Meeting
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Children’s Council, Room 120

Join us at our March 25 Community meeting. Meeting focus:
  • San Francisco’s Local Planning Council Policy (CPAC) policy asks — for San Francisco and California
  • What does San Francisco’s budget and budget advocacy look like? Highlights of the Budget Justice Coalition training, key dates and where does early care and education fit?
  • Guest presenter, Claudia Quiñonez, will share Children’s Council’s newly launched Child Care finder. Take a look with at the new features — and take part in limited time free professional editorial and photography. See details here.

Save the Date!
April 12, Walk Around the Block
ECESF's Week of the Young Child Event

Come together with the SF ECE community to let our elected leaders know how important Early Care & Education is for San Francisco now and our future. ECE quality and availability depends on educators — we need pay parity with K-12 to retain and attract early care educators.

Walk Around the Block kick's off at 10 am at the California State Building (Early Warren Building), 350 McAllister Street Steps.
Share this save the date flyer with your community!
Your participation in a Survey Requested. March 15th deadline (today!)

The California State Team on Behalf of National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) requests your participation in two surveys. The surveys ask for your input on what supports are most helpful to you, and what challenges you may be experiencing. 
You may take the survey in either language, but please do not complete both languages for one survey. We respectfully request that you complete both surveys by March 15, 2019.

More information and things to know before taking the survey.

Survey 1
Survey 2
SF ECE Community Meetings & Events
March 21, 4-6 pm
Repeats every 2 months on 3rd Thursday
1650 Mission Street, Suite 312, San Francisco
Open to the public

The OECE Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) is a nine-member group appointed by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors to advise OECE on its work and provide strategic input. 
Festival of Learning Community Event
April 24, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
San Francisco State University Annex

EDvance, First 5 San Francisco, and the i3 Institute are partnering for the upcoming event, the “Festival of Learning” Inquiry Symposium. You are welcometo attend the event, invite your social networks/communities, and present/display a poster. See more information for presenter applications (due March 30) and poster guidelines here.

Online archive
Thanks to C5 Children's School, all teachers and teams who wish to participate can have their presentations and photo documentation displayed and archived online through the new teacher presentation portal being made available to this year's participants! Please notify us ASAP if you are interested in having your work uploaded online for
Early Educator Recognition Event
Sunday, April 7

CPAC’s annual ever-popular Week of the Young Child Early Educator Recognition Event. Because of room capacity, this event is by invitation only, one person per invitation, and for early care educators.

Did you receive you invitation? Respond as soon as possible as space if filling up.
Are you an early care educator — or know an early care educator who didn’t receive an invitation? Email me,, to let me know! I’ll pass your email, or the educator you know’s email to event organizers and they will send an invitation as long as
space allows.
Higher Education
SFSU CAD Path Information Session

The San Francisco State CAD PATH program will be hosting a PATH info session on Thursday April 11 th  from 5:30 – 7 pm in Library 222, SFSU.  The Path program is also available to provide one-on-one appointments to anyone in the workforce who is interested in PATH, please reach out to Christine Nevarez,  or , or 415.405.4340.

For flyer and map to meeting event.
City College Summer & Fall enrollment

Summer Enrollment
Summer enrollment for summer school to start April 2019. This summer, FREECCSF is in effect. CCSF is free for SF residents. 

Fall General Education (GE) Classes
Do you have employees or members of the workforce that need general education classes for their permits or to graduate? Fall 2019 courses funded by OECE for GE completion to include a GE cohort offering of Psych 5 (Statistics) and English 1A, as well as other GE classes for the CDEV workforce, offered on evenings or weekends. OECE-funded GE classes meet graduation, transfer, and CDEV Permit requirements. Embedded ESL faculty as well as tutoring available. For information on Fall 2019 GE classes contact

Working Adult Degree Program
Students interested in returning to school and completing evening and weekend courses in a cohort on an accelerated pathway may be interested in the Working Adult Degree Program. For information see

JVS/ECE Pathway
The JVS/ECE Pathway is recruiting new students. If you know of an employee or a parent (between the target ages of 18-24) interested in entering the field of ECE and needing additional academic support, please refer to the JVS/ ECE CCSF Pathway at CCSF. Contact Christine at  

SFUSD/CCSF Dual Enrollment
The SFUSD/CCSF Dual Enrollment Pathways are gearing up to serve over 200 students during the Summer 2019 semester. Do you know of high school students interested in joining CCSF for courses and internship opportunities serving children in a variety of settings? Please refer students to Chester Lam at  

Counseling & Advising
Need to see an Academic Counselor or a CDEV Permit and Career Advisor? Call
415-452-5605 to make an appt. for an Educational Plan, a Graduation or Certificate Petition or for Transfer assistance!

For Pathway and Special Program information in the CDEV Dept. contact Kathleen White at .
Early care educators! Did you know that ECE SF has funds to support your participation— or educators at your site — in conferences and meetings relevant to ECE? Attend an event and bring key highlights back to the ECE SF community. See our ECESF leadership program here.

See two upcoming conferences below.
Policy Insights 2019: Advancing Racial Equity

The California Budget & Policy Center’s annual conference focus is on racial equity this
year — and includes workshops and speakers focused on racial, wealth, gender equity,
and ECE.

California Budget & Policy Center Annual Conference
Policy Insights 2019: Advancing Racial Equity
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Sacramento, CA
Advance registration ends March 22

NAEYC’s 2019 Professional Learning Institute
June 2-5 in Long Beach, California
Early Bird registration is now open!

For conference details and registration click here