Pipeline for Black Early Childhood Educator Career Development
Are you passionate about working with children and families?
Have you thought about becoming an early childhood educator, but are unsure where to start?
Children’s Council of San Francisco is seeking Black individuals who are passionate about working with children and families, and who want to build a career in Early Childhood Education (ECE).
Having graduated 25 early educators from our initial cohort in 2022, and 39 graduates in 2023, we are accepting applications for future cohorts.
This program is funded by the Dream Keeper Initiative. www.dreamkeepersf.org
Learn more about our Pipeline, meet two of our 2022-23 cohort graduates, and see why this program is so successful and important to our city in this KQED article.
You can help:
- Increase the number of Black early educators in San Francisco
- Improve outcomes for Black children
- Build a strong support system for Black families, educators and young children
- Earn college credits in our 10-month program
- Build a support system of Black colleagues
- Receive tutoring and academic support
- Start off your career strong!
- Connect to jobs at ECE center-based child care programs; salary ranging from $45-$55K annually; OR
- Build your own Family Child Care business potentially earning $99K annually
- Attend all child development class meetings virtually**
- Work 1-on-1 with a mentor
- Obtain a teaching permit through the California Department of Teaching and Credentialing
- Work cooperatively as a cohort to accomplish personal goals
- Actively support an improved ECE system that affirms and supports Black children, families and early educators
Course Topics participants will cover:
- Orientation to ECE Principles and Practice
- Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum
- Child, Family, and Community
- Child Growth and Development
*Black students who meet monthly requirements and expectations
**Classes will be online with live zoom instruction
This program is funded by the Dream Keeper Initiative and San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD).