Contact Us

If you are a parent, provider or caregiver and have questions about San Francisco’s new Early Learning Scholarship System, please read our information page at www.childrenscouncil.org/ELS or scroll to the bottom to find out who to call.

Click below to email our staff directly.

Our Offices

445 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Resource and Referral counselors are available:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

Front Desk: 415.276.2900
Resource and Referral Line: 415.343.3300
Fax: 415.392.2399

Got Questions About SF’s new Early Learning Scholarship System?

If you are a family currently receiving a locally-funded subsidy and have questions, please call Phil Warner at Children’s Council, 415.276.2931 or Mellisa Yan at Wu Yee, 415.677.0100.

To sign-up for the waiting list for Early Learning Scholarships, visit sfcel.org to apply online or contact Children’s Council at 415.276.2900.

If you are a provider currently caring for children with local subsidies (i.e., City Child Care, PreschoolPlus, PreschoolBridge) and have questions, please call Phil Warner at Children’s Council, 415.276.2931 or Mellisa Yan at Wu Yee, 415.677.0100.

Providers who are not current members of a Quality Network will be contacted in July. If you have questions before then, please call Dawn Perry at Children’s Council, 415.343.3367 or Cheryl Hughes at Wu Yee, 415.677.0100..

Children’s Council will support providers with “Reserved” ELS slots to help them effectively use data systems to meet city reporting expectations. If you have questions about the Cocoa or Workforce Registry data systems, please contact Mona Malan at Children’s Council 415.276.2908.