Yvette Gaines has been a staff member at Children’s Council for 26 years.
Our blog features information and advice on topics like nutrition, physical activity, social-emotional development and early literacy, as well as feature stories about the families and child care providers whose lives have been impacted by Children’s Council of San Francisco.
We are pleased to recognize 37 child care sites with 57 awards for excellence in nutrition and physical activity.
Apr 8 – 12! Here’s a rundown of events happening here in San Francisco.
Once a local mom who turned to Children’s Council for help finding child care, Fromer brings a wealth of community and advocacy experience to role.
Shara understands firsthand that child care is the lynchpin that keeps mothers in the workplace.
Elisabeth fully committed herself to the work of Children’s Council after attending one of our popular family workshops.
Sandee Blechman reflects on eight years at Children’s Council.
We encourage everyone in the ECE community to provide feedback.
“Every minute that they’re exposed to this kind of serious trauma, their brain functionality and development is being affected.”
“I look forward to being a voice on behalf of San Francisco’s youngest residents.”
Most current recipients and eligible applicants will receive monthly nutrition benefits for February earlier than usual.
Quality child care builds a strong foundation for lifelong learning, physical health and economic success.
By age five, 90% of a child’s brain is fully developed!
During this season of giving, families in SF need your help.
Invest in child care and we all win! Board Vice Chair Anna Nordberg will match all #GivingTuesday gifts.*
USA Today article features SF early educator Zonia Torres.
New platform connects families to child care and preschool financial aid through a single application.
Learn how to keep “Acid Ghosts” away!
Wednesday, Nov 7 at City Hall. RSVP now!
Executive Director Sandee Blechman to retire by June 2019.
Water or milk are now the default beverage for kids’ meals at all restaurants in CA.
We are one of only nine family child care networks named to nationwide program.
Child care advocates call “Foul” on corporate landlord lawsuit against voter approved Prop C.
Lawsuit threatens to take away historic win for families in SF.
An innovative Children’s Council partnership with Stanford University.
Most workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so register now!
Looking for group or corporate volunteer opportunities?
The latest info on additional subsidized child care spaces, income requirements, and how to apply.
There may be a future for you on our team.
The passage of Prop C seems assured. What’s next?
ECE Shared Resources CA will save you time and money!
Children’s Council is seeking volunteers to assist with basic technology workshops for family child care educators.
Get all the highlights and check out our new videos.
These early educators have demonstrated commitment to nutrition and physical activity.
Learn more and get involved in this critical ballot measure.
Child Care Law Center releases videos in multiple languages.
Tips on helping little ones deal with emotions they may not be equipped to handle on their own.
Join us for an information session on March 1.
Here are a few resources to help you get started.
With low salaries and high turnover, finding qualified early educators is more difficult than ever.
At Children’s Council we believe that education is empowerment.
“I wanted to pull myself out of this situation, but I was really struggling. I needed time to work and study, and I was always worried about child care.”
A letter from our Executive Director.
Learn how Children’s Council has played a critical role in helping them achieve their dreams.
“If I had not come to Children’s Council, I would not have been able to afford child care or reached my education and career goals,”
The holiday season will soon be here, how are you going to keep your little ones busy?
These new regulations are a great step forward.
Several Bay Area congressional leaders have joined as co-sponsors.
How to understand and navigate this unique rite of passage.
Have a stress-free camping experience with your little one.
Music, performances, and fun educational activities for the whole family!
Learn why these changes matter to families and child care providers.
San Francisco Chronicle highlights new Early Learning Scholarship system.
Availability, quality and affordability are the key to early education.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Child Care Quality Network Conference welcomed over 130 family child care educators.
We urge legislators to invest in our future and vote for a budget bill that restores child care funding and updates income guidelines.
These providers are committed to increasing healthy eating and promoting active living in their child care environments.
State budget season is nearly here. We know the power of quality early care and education, now get ready to fight for it!
Everything you need to know about our luncheon this Thursday!
Learn about the new D.C. licensing requirement that all child care teachers earn an Associate’s degree.
“The event honors heroes in early care and education, but in my mind, anyone who walks into the room is a child care champion.”
Barbara Shragge passionately believes that quality child care not only allows children to thrive, but it empowers women to succeed in our city’s competitive workforce.
Helping family child care business owners run high-quality businesses lifts immigrant families out of poverty.
Your go-to resource in choosing the best summer program for you and your family!
“The greatest reward was watching Paxton form bonds with other kids and seeing that he was accepted.”
Pieces of the blade can break off into food and cut your mouth.
Click here to see our holiday office schedule.
Without Children’s Council, this mom wouldn’t have been able to support her family.
Learn how Children’s Council helped one mom’s dreams for quality, affordable child care come true!
Quality child care was the key to their success.
Our city’s children are counting on us – donate today!
Deadline extended to Mon, Dec 5!
Meet some of our city’s child care champions!
The most comprehensive online database of San Francisco providers licensed by the state of California.
Children’s Council’s Anne Morrison discusses an article about employers providing onsite child care.
Drop by 445 Church Street any Friday between 9am and noon
Your most comprehensive guide to San Francisco’s after school programs
Child Care Champions Luncheon a huge success.
Calling is the fastest way to make your voice heard!
Details about food recalls due to possible contamination.
A new proposal would add $800 million to the child care system.
Our handy list of summer activities the whole family will enjoy.
Families can apply for fall enrollment at any Head Start program in San Francisco.
Now is the time to make your voice heard!
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with community events through April!
Are you a new mom? Join us for our new weekly meet-up!
While planning Children’s Council’s inaugural luncheon, Anna finds inspiration from everyday and celebrity mothers and heroes from early in her journalism career
The Summer Guide is your go-to resource in choosing the best summer program for you and your family!
Connect with other parents and caregivers, and encourage your child to develop social skills.
We urge all child care providers who are contacted to participate in the survey to respond.
Children’s Council’s Dawn Perry explains how reading with children impacts language and literacy development.
Here are some fun activities to get children moving indoors!
Patty was a passionate advocate for all children and families.
Learn how we’re working with Full Circle Fund to improve our website.
A must-read for all San Franciscans!
We need your help to make quality child care a reality for all San Francisco families.
Rebecca Cressey was taking care of her son Paxton on her own, but she recognized that he was not experiencing enough social interaction with other kids.
Parent Myisha Smith-Whitaker says, “I don’t know what would have happened if I hadn’t found Children’s Council. I think those boys would have been in and out of jail.”
Learn how we helped Susan find evening and weekend care for her four-year-old son John. And find out how John is doing today!