Our Blog

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.

Honoring Legacy Providers of San Francisco 

Juneteenth is not only a time of celebration but also a reminder of the ongoing struggle for equality and justice. The commitment of our child care providers embodies the spirit of Juneteenth, as they work tirelessly to uplift and empower the next generation.  

On June 6, we gathered to honor 21 incredible Black and African American child care educators, our Legacy Providers who have dedicated their lives to nurturing and educating the children of San Francisco.

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Welcoming the Year of the Dragon

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.

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Elevating Generations of Black Women in Child Care

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.

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Announcing The 2023 Healthy Apple Award Winners

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 […]

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A Dynamic Duo Builds A Village

Joelle and her mother De’Orsie just love ba​​bies. “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.

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The Child Care Funding Cliff

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. 

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Autism Awareness Month

Being the parent of a child with special needs comes with many challenges, but there are resources for families.

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A Message from our CEO

Children’s Council reaffirms our commitment to stand with those who fight for justice, equality and peace.

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