Children’s Council is piloting new projects to address food insecurity.
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.
“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. They risk everything to keep our city running. Join us in the fight for our city’s recovery.
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 save! Under the leadership of our new CEO Gina M. Fromer and Luncheon Co-Chairs Victoria Fram and Vinkey Allen, over 400 attendees will celebrate San […]
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.
Our new CEO shares her thoughts on how Children’s Council is poised to make a huge difference in San Francisco.
Soon, FCC’s will not need zoning permit or business license.
Children’s Council is thrilled to support the implementation of this important new program.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Almost 1,800 attendees joined us for our third annual Family Fair!
SF citizens must be vigilant about this critical initiative.
UPDATE OCT 11: CA federal courts have stopped the new “public charge” rule.
Whether you’re a parent or provider, we’ve got a workshop for you!
Looking for group or corporate volunteer opportunities?
A judge upheld the legality of Baby Prop C – and it means big news for all of us.
Wear your most patriotic attire and come to court July 3.
Attentive communication helps develop critical cognitive and emotional skills.
Can you help the next generation by helping their parents?
This year’s event was our most successful yet!
Let us help you arrive on time!
Yvette Gaines has been a staff member at Children’s Council for 26 years.
We are pleased to recognize 37 child care sites with 57 awards for excellence in nutrition and physical activity.
Apr 8 – 12! Here’s a rundown of events happening here in San Francisco.
Once a local mom who turned to Children’s Council for help finding child care, Fromer brings a wealth of community and advocacy experience to role.
Shara understands firsthand that child care is the lynchpin that keeps mothers in the workplace.
Elisabeth fully committed herself to the work of Children’s Council after attending one of our popular family workshops.
Sandee Blechman reflects on eight years at Children’s Council.
We encourage everyone in the ECE community to provide feedback.
“Every minute that they’re exposed to this kind of serious trauma, their brain functionality and development is being affected.”
“I look forward to being a voice on behalf of San Francisco’s youngest residents.”
Most current recipients and eligible applicants will receive monthly nutrition benefits for February earlier than usual.
Quality child care builds a strong foundation for lifelong learning, physical health and economic success.
By age five, 90% of a child’s brain is fully developed!
During this season of giving, families in SF need your help.
Invest in child care and we all win! Board Vice Chair Anna Nordberg will match all #GivingTuesday gifts.*
USA Today article features SF early educator Zonia Torres.
New platform connects families to child care and preschool financial aid through a single application.
Learn how to keep “Acid Ghosts” away!
Wednesday, Nov 7 at City Hall. RSVP now!
Executive Director Sandee Blechman to retire by June 2019.
Water or milk are now the default beverage for kids’ meals at all restaurants in CA.
We are one of only nine family child care networks named to nationwide program.
Child care advocates call “Foul” on corporate landlord lawsuit against voter approved Prop C.
Lawsuit threatens to take away historic win for families in SF.
An innovative Children’s Council partnership with Stanford University.
Most workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so register now!
The latest info on additional subsidized child care spaces, income requirements, and how to apply.
There may be a future for you on our team.
The passage of Prop C seems assured. What’s next?
ECE Shared Resources CA will save you time and money!
Children’s Council is seeking volunteers to assist with basic technology workshops for family child care educators.
Get all the highlights and check out our new videos.
These early educators have demonstrated commitment to nutrition and physical activity.
Learn more and get involved in this critical ballot measure.
Child Care Law Center releases videos in multiple languages.
Tips on helping little ones deal with emotions they may not be equipped to handle on their own.
Join us for an information session on March 1.
Here are a few resources to help you get started.
With low salaries and high turnover, finding qualified early educators is more difficult than ever.
At Children’s Council we believe that education is empowerment.
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.
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.
Child Care Quality Network Conference welcomed over 130 family child care educators.