African American Early Childhood Educator Policy Council

The African American Early Childhood Educator (AA ECE) Policy Council was formed as a stakeholder group with early childhood experts from across San Francisco. This twenty-two plus member council, comprised of industry experts from a variety of ECE settings, were tasked with providing insight, analysis and racial justice recommendations centered on improving student outcomes for AA children 0-5. This group met twice a month for over twelve months while working in partnership with the various ECE stakeholder groups and the African American Early Educator Group to gather input.

The recommendations produced by this council will support the African American early educator community by collaborating and sharing their expertise to increase the number of and retention of African American early educators in the city (FCC and centers).


Congratulations to Children’s Council’s African American Early Childhood Educator Policy Council on the publication of Advancing San Francisco’s Black Children Through Quality Early Care & Education: Policy & Systems Change Recommendations For Early Education Policymakers.

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Policy Council Members

Crystal Hawkins

Salina Lindsey

Mauricha Robinson

Rozena Harten

Markenya Broughton

Dakeisha Allen

Zoe Paul

Krystal Anderson

Anna Wolde-Yohannes

BreAnn Stewart

Leshanti Smith

Mona Green

Melva Bosley

Madonna Stancil

Krystle Dandridge

Melissa Canada

Rhonda Coleman

Devalin Jackson

Abiba Bola

Policy Council Stakeholder Members

Cassandra Perkins

Krystle Danridge

Latoya Pitcher

Emily Wade-Thompson

Kevine Boggess

Diane Gray

Stacy-Ann Afflick

Carla Bryant

Constance Jaramillo Kent

Imani Zakiyah Davis

Monique Woodford Breaux

Rhett Burden

African American Early Educators Group

Mary Evelyn Thomas

Monique Guidry

Renee Underwood

Margie Stokes

Patricia M Sullivan

Delia Fitzpatrick