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For Residents: Child Care

High quality child care programs serve multiple purposes, including enabling parents to work without worry while their kids receive a foundation of early learning so they enter school ready for success. As part of a cradle-to-college vision for the youngest residents of our target communities, HOPE SF is committed to improving access to high quality early care and education to current and future residents of the HOPE SF developments.
Improvements Are Coming
HOPE SF is the result of unprecedented coordination between city agencies, community-based organizations, foundations, and residents. San Francisco’s early learning experts and organizations are committed to the HOPE SF vision to provide families with opportunities to improve their lives and their children’s futures. Collaborators include the San Francisco School District, First Five San Francisco, Human Service Agency, Head Start San Francisco, Children’s Council of San Francisco, Department of Children, Youth and their Families, and the Child Care Facilities Fund of the Low Income Investment Fund. HOPE SF will define site-specific plans to improve the educational resources and child care – from cradle to college – for residents on all HOPE SF sites. Learn more about the work to improve schools.

What You Can Do Now
If you live in Hunters View, your Service Connection Team at Parent University is available to assist you and your family to identify and access needed services, such as child care and health care, to enhance your life.

If you live in Potrero Terrace and Annex, Westside Courts, Alice Griffith, or Sunnydale, you can find out about the child care and early education resources in your community by contacting the Children’s Council at 415.343.3300 or 415.276.2951. Child care subsidies are available to qualifying families.

The United Way telephone information/referral line, “211,” also provides information about child care and early education resources.

A Service Connector will begin working in your community approximately one year before construction begins.

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City One-Stop Shops for Childcare Information
Children’s Council of San Francisco - Expertise with Spanish and southeastern neighborhoods

Wu Yee Children’s Services Referral Childcare Service - Expertise with Asian language speaking families

Other Resources on the web:
First Five San Francisco – Preschool for All - Free preschool for all San Francisco 4-year-olds
Family Child Care Association of San Francisco
Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

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