SAN FRANCISCO – Over the past year First 5 San Francisco, in collaboration with the San Francisco Recreation & Park department and WestEd have provided teachers and directors with training, resources and design coaching aimed at building up outdoor space and play opportunities for the city’s youngest students. This past week Catholic Charities CYO- Treasure Island CDC…
The Power of Quality Connections
The Power of Quality Connections It was more than a decade ago that Dr. Zoobi Waqar began her work in early childhood education in San Francisco. “Through my experiences I have gained an understanding for the profound way parents are affected by the care and education of their children,” said Zoobi. What started as a…
Supporting bilingual and monolingual early educators
In San Francisco, 6 in 10 preschool-age children speak a language other than English at home. Throughout the history of this country, educators have prioritized English acquisition over the optimal development of children. However, more recently, we have begun to see these children’s languages other than English as assets, not liabilities.
First 5 San Francisco Excellence in Teaching Awards 2017
Last night at the Children’s Creativity Museum, First 5 San Francisco celebrated Excellence in Teaching to raise the attention given to teachers in the field of Early Childhood Education. The 4th annual awards celebration recognize and rewards excellence in teaching across the city and county. Each year the award honors teachers who have made outstanding contributions to the classroom and partnered with families to promote child well-being.