At Children’s Council we believe that education is empowerment.
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.
“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.
Tips on helping little ones deal with emotions they may not be equipped to handle on their own.
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!
Starr says, “Without Children’s Council, I wouldn’t have received child care subsidies. Children’s Council saved my life, it was a dream come true.”
Join us, and learn how you can help prepare our community’s children to be Ready for School, Ready for Life.
NOW is your chance to share your thoughts and ideas with supervisors and leaders from the City of San Francisco.
Community organizing, activism and advocacy is not just a job for Maria, it’s a lifelong commitment.
Learn about Sesame Street’s work around diversity, acceptance and kindness.
Children’s Council launches two new playgroups!
Meet Zonia Torres, a child care provider and active participant in our Healthy Apple program
The Children’s Council Guide for a Perfect Halloween
From napping outdoors to “Vabbing” – what Americans can learn about parenting from the Swedish
The San Francisco housing crisis has significantly impacted early care and education providers.
Our 11 top activities for you and your kids to enjoy this fall.
Parents who work outside of the traditional 9 to 5 schedule turn to family and friends for child care.
José shares the joy he finds in helping families secure child care.
New research demonstrates the effects of poverty on young children’s brains and powerful counter-measures.
Cooking Matters is a fun, interactive cooking course for parents and school-age children. Spaces are filling fast, so register today!
Learn how to find the very best after school care for your children!
Is it possible to tell whether a kindergartner is more likely to end up in prison or in college? Researchers at Penn State University and Duke University say the answer is “yes.”
Children’s Council’s Healthy Apple Program is featured in an article from New America Media!
Program Manager Kelvin Arenas shares about his experience in Children’s Council’s Inclusion Program.
Playgroups offer fun times for parents, providers and kids!
Kids and adults alike will love this healthy recipe from Eatfresh.org.
Our must-do list of summer activities in San Francisco.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate are about to introduce a proposal for universal pre-K.
Child Care Advocates Celebrate $423 Million Budget for Child Care
Over 150 Providers joined us for the Family Child Care Quality Network Conference
Provider Kim Garcia-Meza recognized at First 5 SF event
Full list of Farmers’ Markets in San Francisco
Study finds that Sesame Street has lasting educational benefits for millions of kids.
Lessons learned from Children’s Council’s Choosing a Preschool workshop.
Interview with Children’s Council’s Director of Parent Services, Janet Zamudio.
On May 27, Children’s Council hosted an informative, inspirational event: IT’S TIME! Investing in Early Care and Education.
Call your representatives and advocate for child care funding in California’s next budget!
Straight talk from Obama on poverty and inequality.
Spotlight interview with Board President Fran Maier.
Children’s Council recognized by Let’s Move! Child Care as a national leader in fighting childhood obesity.
How to evaluate candidates and their stance on early education during the 2016 presidential campaign.
What early childhood education can teach us about K-3.
Working parents struggle to manage the demands of life in the tech industry.
Enjoy family fun throughout San Francisco during Week of the Young Child!