Friday, April 28, 2023

Dear Sara,

We hope you are entering the spring season with joy as we welcome longer days and warmer weather!

ECESF has been busy with very exciting advocacy events kicked off during the Week of the Young Child–watch for a special message on April activities and updates coming soon to your inbox!

Read on to stay on top of community events and resources, as well as local, state, and national policy development through our April newsletter.

In this newsletter: (There's A LOT–make sure to scroll all the way down!)

  • Important Educator & Provider Resources
  • ECE Professional Development Opportunities
  • Updates In Local & State Public Policy & Advocacy
  • ECE Funding & Financial Assistance
  • Upcoming Community Events
  • ECE Job Postings

As always, feel free to reach out to us with your questions, or to share the exciting work you are doing in the ECE community and ways to collaborate!

In community,

Sara & Anna

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ECE Educator & Provider Resources

Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN) series: Slowdown Sundays

This space is designed to help us practice community care by slowing down, releasing, and being with our creative selves set for April 30th and it's open to all. You can register here. ATN events are on a sliding scale with free being an option, no questions asked. 

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California Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Network

The IECMHC Network now offers an expanded suite of infant and early childhood mental health consultation services, resources, and supports to all child care and early education programs and providers across California at no cost. Visit the website to access professional development resources and information about upcoming virtual events. 

CSCCE Educator Database

CSCCE invites all early educators to join CSCCE's educator database! Engaging educators is a critical part of CSCCE’s purpose, as they aim to ensure their work speaks to the experiences and needs of the early care and education workforce. You might participate in activities such as weighing in on materials, serving in focus groups, or being interviewed by reporters.

Watch the webinar recording:

NBCDI’s National Perspective: Celebrating the Vital Role of Black Women FFN Providers

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PIN 23-07-CCP: Provider Webinar: Ask The Child Care Advocates

Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m 

The Community Care Licensing Division, Technical Assistance and Advocacy Bureau will host a webinar via phone or Zoom of current and frequently asked questions from the child care provider community. The Child Care Advocates will share information, and resources, and provide regulatory guidance. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the Community Care Licensing Program (CCLP) website under "Resources for Providers."

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) provider information below:

CCB 23-06: Implementation Of Assembly Bill (AB) 321 (Chapter 903, Statutes Of 2022): Change in Child Care and Development Priority Order for Children from Families in which the Primary Home Language is a Language Other Than English.

CCB 23-07: Allocations to Support Child Care Providers United (CCPU) Provider Deductions

CCB 22-37E: Erratum to CCB No. 22-37: Implementation of the Provision of Senate Bill (SB) 1047 (Chapter 923, Statutes of 2022) Pertaining to 24-Month Eligibility.

CCB 23-09: Expiration of COVID-19 Flexibilities: COVID-19 Related Paid Nonoperational Days, Waived Family Fees, Hold Harmless with Respect to Reimbursement.

You can also read their quarterly report here. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Enrollment, Attendance, and Fiscal Reporting and Reimbursement Procedures for Child Care and Development Contracts, otherwise known as the Child Care Fiscal Handbook, has been posted to the Child Care and Development Fiscal Resources webpage.

ECE Professional Development

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EDVance BA Degree Program

EDvance application for Fall 2023 admissions into a fully remote, BA degree program in Early Childhood Studies is open until May 30th! 

Interested educators are invited to RSVP and attend one of the upcoming information sessions to learn more about the program and ask any questions. 

  • Mon. May 1, 6:30-7:30PM
  • Thurs. May 11, 6:00-7:00PM

Learn more and share with your colleagues and staff.

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Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Online Group Care Course

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) partners with WestEd to offer quality training, resources, and support through the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) and would like to share an upcoming training opportunity.

The Online PITC Infant & Toddler Group Care Course is beginning soon!

  • May 2023 - Course starts May 8th
  • September 2023 - Course starts September 11th

Please visit the PITC website for eligibility and additional information. All questions can be directed to Tracy Johnson, PITC Online Program Manager,, 415-706-0415.


Curso en línea sobre el cuidado grupal del Programa para el Cuidado de Bebés y Niños Pequeños 

El Departamento de Servicios Sociales de California (CDSS, siglas en inglés) se asocia con WestEd para ofrecer capacitación, recursos y apoyo de calidad a través del Programa para el Cuidado de Bebés y Niños Pequeños (PITC) y le gustaría compartir una próxima oportunidad de capacitación.

¡El curso en línea de PITC para bebés y niños pequeños comenzará pronto!

  • mayo 2023 - El curso comienza el 8 de mayo
  • septiembre 2023 - El curso comienza el 11 de septiembre

Visite el sitio web de PITC para conocer la elegibilidad e información adicional.  Todas las preguntas pueden dirigirse a Tracy Johnson, Gerente del Programa en Línea de PITC,, 415-706-0415.

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PITC Trainer Certification: 2023-2024 Virtual Trainer Institute

The PITC Trainer Institutes provide training for educators, program managers, and other professionals responsible for supervising and training infant/toddler care teachers, Family Child Care (FCC), and Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) providers. PITC Trainer Institutes deliver a comprehensive study of the PITC philosophy and recommended practices that support quality infant and toddler care.

Space is limited.  Applications close on August 4, 2023! 

For additional information and to apply online, visit PITC Trainer Institutes.

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Your local CAAEYC chapter is looking for leaders!

Are you or someone you know a champion for early childhood educators?


The East Bay Chapter of California’s affiliate of NAEYC (CAAEYC) serves early childhood professionals in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and San Francisco County. They are managed by a nine-member volunteer board of directors.

Each Spring you have the opportunity to nominate strong leaders for service on the board to help plan professional development, networking, and advocacy opportunities for the Bay Area's early childhood workforce. Any member of NAEYC qualifies to serve.

Please fill out this survey to nominate yourself or another ECE professional by Sunday, April 30th.

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The SF Department of Early Childhood (DEC) is hosting a two-day event designed especially for early educators serving children birth to age 3. All conference sessions will be delivered or interpreted in Cantonese, English, and Spanish, and conference materials will be provided in these languages as well.

Friday, June 9, 10:00 am – Saturday, June 10, 4:00 pm

SF Airport Marriott Waterfront - 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Conference fees, lodging, meals, and parking are funded by DEC for qualified participants. Space is limited; advance registration is required. Participants are required to attend all conference sessions in order to receive 13 hours in the ECE Workforce Registry.

To register:




Details and registration information to follow. Visit the conference website for updates!

ECE Public Policy & Advocacy

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Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Most Sweeping Set of Executive Actions to Improve Care in History!


Introduction to Federal Funding for Child Care - Webinar series

This is a multi-part training that will introduce and refresh advocates on the primary funding streams for child care at the federal level. The training also includes how to engage in advocacy efforts at the federal level.  

With the President's budget kicking off the annual funding process, this training may be helpful to you as you learn more about federal funding for child care and how to advocate for increased federal child care investment. 

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Request a Proclamation from Your Elected Officials for Provider Appreciation Day

Have 2 minutes? Use this simple form to request an official proclamation from your elected officials to recognize May 12, 2023, as Provider Appreciation Day. By requesting a proclamation, you encourage your elected officials to recognize the event and the tireless support child care providers give our children and communities. 

PK-3 ECE Community Circle

Monday, May 1, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.

The PK-3 Community Circle is intended to be a space for discussion, information sharing, and connecting about the PK-3 ECE Credential. All are welcome!

Register here.

Assemblymember Phil Ting's Budget Town Hall

Friday, May 12 at 12:30 pm

Location: Ronald M. George State Complex Auditorium, near Civic Center.

As Chair of the California State Assembly Budget Committee, Assemblymember Ting will share with current information about the Legislature's and Governor's priorities in a budget year that is likely to see less tax revenues.


Atención Padres/Madres:


The San Francisco Department of Early Childhood (DEC) wants to hear your voice!

As a parent/guardian of young children, you know best about the needs of your children and your family. DEC looks forward to hearing from SF families about how they receive information and how best to reach and communicate with them about important resources that are available to meet the needs of families.

Fill out the participant survey and you'll be registered to win a $50 gift card!

Click here to download the flyer!

¡Queremos escuchar su voz! Como padre/madre/guardian de niños pequeños, usted sabe mejor acerca de las necesidades de sus hijos y su familia. El Departamento de la Primera Infancia de San Francisco (DEC) espera escuchar a las familias de San Francisco sobre cómo reciben información y la mejor manera de llegar y comunicarse con ellos sobre los recursos importantes que están disponibles para satisfacer las necesidades de las familias.

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ECE Funding & Financial Assistance

Request for Proposals (RFP) # 23-02: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Early Childhood Workforce

The San Francisco Department of Early Childhood (DEC) is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations interested in providing a robust infrastructure to support, recruit and develop a strong, diverse early childhood workforce to advance school readiness and the healthy development of our youngest learners in licensed centers and family childcare settings.

Click here to learn more about the requirements and submission process. You can find the full RFP, grant agreement, and budget submission templates by clicking the "see attachments" button.

Proposal submissions are due by 05/26/2023 04:00 PM PDT and late submission will not be accepted.

Early Educator Salary Support Grant (EESSG) Reporting Requirements 

The Early Educator Salary Support Grant (EESSG) aims to address these challenges by providing financial incentives and supports, specifically increased salaries, to early educators in those agencies with enrollment of over 50% subsidized spaces (Green Tier centers).

Children’s Council of San Francisco is administering the EESSG payments on a quarterly basis. The workforce compensation initiative team at Children’s Council are responsible for collecting the data necessary to calculate accurate funding allocations to Green Tier centers. In particular, they need to be informed of any changes in EESSG funded staff information, such as educational attainment, teacher permit level, hours of employment, move from assistant to lead teacher, and salary. The Staff Education & Wage Form collects this data and should be updated quarterly reflecting any differences during the past three months.

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The Reading and Literacy Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

The California state budget signed by the Governor in July 2022 includes a $15 million appropriation from the General Fund for the Reading and Literacy Supplementary Authorization Incentive Grant Program. One-time grant awards of up to $2,500 per participating teacher are available to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) interested in securing grant funding to support credentialed teachers in adding a Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (RLAA) or a Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential (RLLS) through a Commission-approved program. This funding shall be available for encumbrance until June 20, 2027.

Completed applications are due to the Commission by June 23, 2023, by 5:00 pm.

CCB 23-08:  Implementation of AB 179 (Chapter 249, Statutes of 2022), One-Time, $1,442 Per-Child Stipends for Child Care Providers Caring for Children Receiving a State Child Care Subsidy.

Stipends are expected to be distributed to providers in summer 2023.  

If you have not already, please take the following steps to ensure that you receive your stipend. 

  1. In order to receive your stipend, you must complete the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) survey which closes on June 1, 2023. 
  2. Please visit our subsidized stipend webpage for more information about these stipends and reach out to your Alternative Payment Program if you have questions about your eligibility for the stipends or the ARPA survey.    


Los estipendios de $1,442 por niño autorizados por la AB 179.

Anticipamos que los estipendios serán distribuidos a los proveedores en el verano de 2023.  

Si aún no lo ha hecho, siga los siguientes pasos para asegurarse de recibir su estipendio. 

  1. Para recibir su estipendio, deberá completar la encuesta de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARPA) a más tardar el 1 de junio de 2023. 
  2. Visite nuestra página web de estipendios subsidiados para más información sobre estos estipendios y comuníquese con su Programa de Pago Alternativo si tiene preguntas sobre su elegibilidad para los estipendios o la encuesta de ARPA. 
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Defending the Early Years (DEY) offers educator mini-grants between $200-$500!

These mini-grants fund early childhood educators focused on play-based learning.

They offer grants in the range of $200 to $500 per application.

Applications are accepted four times a year.

Deadlines are Sept. 1, Dec. 1, Mar. 1, and June 1.

Apply today!

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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. If you are struggling with household expenses, they can help with the high cost of home internet. 

To learn more about ACP and apply, please visit the website, or call 888-662-4011.

Upcoming Community Events

Saturday, April 29, 2023 11:00 AM (PT)

KQED Headquarters 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110


Job Postings

Assistant Director


ASI - Early Childhood Education Center (at SFSU)

Office Administrator

$87,386 – $106,184

Department of Early Childhood

*We recognize there are many available ECE positions during any given month and we do our best to share the vacancies sent to us. Have an ECE job posting you would like included? Send a link (best), PDF, or word document to

Are you an Early Care Educator in San Francisco?

¿Es usted un educador de cuidado infantil en San Francisco?


ECESF is a grassroots organization bringing San Francisco early care educators together across diverse ECE community and public sites. We are peers supporting each other, making sure we all know what's happening, and ensuring that new programs implemented to help us and the important work we do really do make a difference. If you are passionate about child care and education and know that a well-paid, stable workforce and great working conditions are essential to deliver great services, you won’t want to miss out on the discussions happening in our ECESF community including:

  • Educator focus groups
  • Core leadership meetings 
  • Teacher advocacy meetings  
  • Special events & community discussions

If you or an educator you know is ready to get involved, fill out our ECESF Interest Form below and we'll make sure you get connected!

ECESF es una organización de base que reúne a los educadores de atención temprana de San Francisco en diversos sitios públicos y comunitarios de ECE. Somos compañeros apoyándonos unos a otros, asegurándonos de que todos sepamos lo que está pasando y garantizando que los nuevos programas

que se implementan para ayudarnos y el importante trabajo que hacemos realmente marquen la diferencia. Si le apasiona la

atención y educación infantil y sabe que una fuerza laboral estable y bien pagada junto

con excelentes condiciones de trabajo son esenciales para brindar excelentes servicios, no querrá perderse las conversaciones que

tienen lugar en nuestra comunidad ECESF, que incluyen:

  • Grupos de enfoque de educadores
  • Reuniones de liderazgo central
  • Reuniones de defensa de los docentes
  • Eventos especiales y debates comunitarios

Si usted o un educador que conoce están listos para involucrarse, complete nuestro Formulario de interés de ECESF a continuación y nos aseguraremos de entrar en contacto.

ECESF 是一個草根組織,聚集了來自不同ECE 社區和公共場所的早期護理教育工作者。我們是相互支援的伴,我們確信我們都知道當下正在發生的事情,並確保實施的新計劃可以幫助我們以及我們所做的重要工作確能有所作為。如果您對兒童護理和教育充滿情,並且知道高薪、穩定的勞動力和良好的工作條件對於提供優質服務至關重要,那麼您一定不想錯過我們 ECESF 社區正在進行的討論,包括:

● 教育工作者焦點小組

● 核心領導會議

● 教師宣傳會議

● 特別活動和社群討論

如果您或您認識的教育工作者準備參加,請填寫下面的ECESF 興趣表,我們一定會聯繫您!

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ECESF receives funding from the Department of Early Childhood (DEC) to provide field building and peer supports to early care educators, as well as generous donations and in-kind contributions to build our advocacy and community work from individual early care educators, and allies, community organizations and agencies. Support our work. Donate!