Lunar New Year is a special holiday to me. Growing up, my core memories of this holiday consist of large family gatherings, preparation leading up to the holiday and going to the temple.
Our blog features information and advice on topics like child development, literacy and pediatric health, as well as feature stories about our staff, programs, and the families and educators whose lives have been impacted by our work.
This Black History Month, we would like to pay homage to Black women in the child care field. Black women in the United States have been the pioneers, trailblazers and sheroes of the child care workforce for centuries.
by Raegan Sales, Healthy Apple Program Coordinator Children’s Council of San Francisco’s Healthy Apple Program is excited to announce the 2023 Healthy Apple Award recipients. We took advantage of a […]
Joelle and her mother De’Orsie just love babies. “I was ten when I realized I wanted to be a teacher,” says Joelle, director of JoJo’s Playhouse, a home-based child care program in the SOMA district. “I love babies so much I wanted to volunteer at the hospital just to hold them,” she says. Since 90% of all brain development occurs before the age of five, the years we spend with nurturing caregivers are critical ones.
The mother-daughter duo opened up their program about five years ago and recently completed the Pipeline for Black Early Childhood Educator Career Development program at Children’s Council — graduating with straight As.
In a unified effort to drive change and advocate for the future of early care and education (ECE), the San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC) and the […]
Join our year end campaign to help solve the child care crisis.
On September 30, 2023, $37 billion in federal pandemic-era child care support expired. The child care system was already in a precarious position before the pandemic, with a large percentage of parents unable to find or pay for child care. This loss of federal funding will deepen the problem.
Je Ton Carey, Director of Black Early Care & Education at Children’s Council of SF, spoke last night on ABC 7 News about the California Attorney General’s investigation into implicit […]
After nearly five years as President & CEO of Children’s Council, Dr. Gina Fromer recently informed the Children’s Council Board of Directors that she will be pursuing a new challenge.
KQED Radio / Online feature story about our remarkable 2023 Black ECE Pipeline graduates.
Celebrating the accomplishments of our remarkable 39 graduates with an inspiring day of community and celebration.
During the month of June, 700+ child care champions turned out to urge city officials to keep Baby Prop C funding intact during a difficult budget year.
Children’s Council has teamed up with No Kid Hungry to provide local child care programs with weekly organic produce boxes.
Children’s Council recently celebrated the remarkable achievements of ten new Black family child care business owners.
Recently, Children’s Council hosted a site tour and information session with a group of early education colleagues from American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii.
The California Child Care Resource and Referral Network (The Network) and Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) are conducting an important survey.
We estimate these proposals will result in a loss of $150 – $180 million for child care in SF. Join us in taking action now!
Throughout the “Week of the Young Child” (April 2-8), the San Francisco Board of Supervisors visited child care sites across the 11 districts of the city to showcase the benefits of the WCI and Baby Prop C funding.
It’s imperative that we remind the Governor and our State Representatives that they cannot balance the state budget on the backs of our state’s little ones!
Ben has been appointed Chief Programs Officer, while Phillip has been named Chief Compliance Officer.
We’ll also be sharing the transformative work Children’s Council is doing right now, as well as our bold vision for a brighter, more inclusive future for our community.
USDA’s Dr. Sara Bleich and others see firsthand how Healthy Apple impacts nutrition and physical activity habits of children.
The publication gives a voice to our community of Black child care educators, many of whom have worked tirelessly for decades to support generations of families in SF.
No more paper attendance sheets, driving across the city to drop off documents, or waiting for postal service!
Programs like CalWORKS, MediCal, CalFresh and Child Tax Credits are essential for lifting families and children out of poverty and improving their health and educational outcomes.
What a beautiful and FUN day it was for our annual event!
Everyone 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 booster, if eligible. Most people are now eligible for the new bivalent booster.
On Friday, August 5, 2022, we celebrated the graduation of our first-ever Pipeline for Black Early Childhood Educators. Learn more about the program and why it’s so important to our community.
Children’s Council has been hard to ensure our child care educators have affordable access to healthy meals for the kids in their care.
CPR Reimbursement Deadline If you are a licensed child care provider in San Francisco, the deadline to apply for CPR reimbursement classes is Wednesday, June 22 at midnight. You must […]
Child Care Aware Symposium draws hundreds of child care champions from across the US.
Over 225 attendees helped us surpass our fundraising goal to bring in over $220K!
Being the parent of a child with special needs comes with many challenges, but there are resources for families.
Lisa Lee has been named our 2022 Patty Siegel Child Care Champion. Leticia Ornelas is our Family Child Care Provider Champion.
Claudia brings over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management to our Executive Leadership team.
Be part of the movement to increase accessible, quality child care to Black children in San Francisco. Join our Family Friend & Neighbor Care Institute.
Our Child Care Business Coach pulls from personal journey finding diverse child care to uplift new programs and educators.
As we have been from the beginning of the pandemic, Children’s Council is here to support you.
In 2021 we kept moving towards our vision: an SF where every child is able to reach their full potential and thrive.
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been here for early educators like Margie Stokes. But we need your help!
Children’s Council is excited to launch BizNest!
Make your appointment today!
From CEO Gina M. Fromer on City Kids: “City Kids is a wonderful celebration of families and children”.
Interested in a career in Early Childhood Education?
Investments will be huge for CA families, but questions remain.
We’re looking for innovative change-makers to step into impactful roles here at Children’s Council.
CAPPA is the State’s leading voice for agencies who provide child care subsidies to families.
Nearly three years after SF voters passed the landmark proposition, “Baby Prop C” will direct $146 million to the SF child care community annually.
Children’s Council recruiting for African American Early Educator Policy Council.
Important information for child care providers and families.
In solidarity with our Asian American community.
Join us in celebrating our vibrant Asian community.
Gina shares her family’s story and the significance of Black History month in 2021.
Child care programs may be eligible for grants of up to $15K and interest-free loans up to $50K.
Lifting up his message of peace and action.
The pandemic has amplified gender inequality for women in the U.S. workforce.
Get customized information on your child care financial assistance options.
As 2020 comes to a close, we hope you’ll consider supporting us.
“Children’s Council has given me a voice, the opportunity to work, provide for my family, and to be self-sufficient.”
PLUS: Donate before Dec 18 and double the impact of your gift to Children’s Council!
UPDATE: As of Dec 9, playgrounds may remain open.
“All of your services are so important… now more than ever, families need Children’s Council.”
Directive highlights the essential nature of Early Care & Education in our city.
A message from our CEO Gina Fromer.
Enjoy City Kids whenever it’s convenient for you and your family.
Child care is the bridge to re-opening our economy.
Yvette has dedicated nearly two decades to working with underserved communities.
Let us help you as the new school semester begins.
Children’s Council is piloting new projects to address food insecurity.
“As Patty Siegel, the godmother of child care in California, said, “You can’t expect a family with young children to get on their feet and get jobs without child care.”
Child care providers are essential to helping our city recover from COVID. Join our Economic Recovery campaign today.
We’ve distributed 200+ Activity Kits to families and 400+ bags of cleaning supplies to providers.
Children’s Council reaffirms our commitment to stand with those who fight for justice, equality and peace.
See how COVID-19 can impact your child’s summer program – and learn to minimize it.
Is caring for children of essential workers the right choice for you?
Essential workers, child care providers, and families at home: we are here for you.
A message from our CEO Gina M. Fromer
Stay-at-home resources for families.
Important information for families and child care providers.
In accordance with directives from city leadership and health officials, Children’s Council offices are currently closed.
Celebrating our honoree Renee Underwood and Co-Chairs Vinkey Allen and Victoria Fram.
CEO Gina M. Fromer and Chief Advancement Officer Amie Latterman join hundreds of ECE leaders from across the state.
Join us for our fifth annual Child Care Champions Luncheon on Friday May 8, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Purchase early bird tickets now and […]
A special video greeting from our CEO Gina M. Fromer.
Remember the great leader who paved the way for generations of civil rights advocates.
We encourage child care educators to participate in this process.
“Children’s Council has helped me make a living doing something I truly love.”
For a limited time, every donation will be matched and doubled!
Our offices will be closed 12/24-25 and 12/31-1/1.
“We are a Children’s Council family, we come to everything!
Engaging, developmentally appropriate activities help build young brains.
A safe space for parents and caregivers to enjoy a meal and talk about the challenges of raising a family
All children, regardless of income, should have access to high-quality toys and books.
Our experts can help you find the right fit!
Let’s get together and talk!
Chris served as our IT Director since June 2015.
Family Support Manager Gabi Rojas participates in panel at state conference.
“Without reliable child care, I would probably be at risk for falling back into substance abuse.”
“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.”
Receive two boxes of diapers each month per child under the age of three.