WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD – Provider Recognition Reception

Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD Early Care & Education Provider Recognition Reception

Sunday, April 22, 2012
You Are Invited To a Party in Your Honor!

The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that we are all responsible for advocating and enhancing children’s opportunities. We want to recognize YOU for all of your hard work in early care and education.

You and one adult guest are invited to join us for food, drink, music,socializing and raffle prizes in honor of all that you do for children of San Francisco.

DATE: Sunday, April 22, 2012
TIME: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

LOCATION: War Memorial Veteran’s Building “Green Room”, on 2nd floor.
401 Van Ness Avenue (between Grove and McAllister)
Muni Lines: 5, 21, 47, 49
Muni Metro: Van Ness station
BART: Civic Center station

Please RSVP by April 15th to:
Melanie Hopson
By email:
By phone: 415.934.4839

Provider Recognition Flyer 2012_English
Provider Recognition Flyer 2012_Spanish
Provider Recognition Flyer2012_Chinese

Sponsored By:
Child Care Planning & Advisory Council Mimi & Peter Haas Fund
Low Income Investment Fund Human Services Agency
Department of Children, Youth and their Families
We are putting together a presentation showcasing the variety of child care providers. Please email Sandy
Osborne at 2‐4 pictures of your center or home where care is provided.

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Week of the Young Child Calendar – April 22 – 29, 2012

Posted on Sunday, March 11th, 2012
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WEEK of the YOUNG CHILD – APRIL 22 – 29, 2012
Download calender to print
Download Spanish Calendar
Download Chinese Calendar

The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize that we are all responsible for enhancing children’s opportunities. During this week, we highlight our commitment to ensuring that each and every child has access to experiences at home, at child care, at school, and in the community that promote their early learning and a lifetime of success.

Without reliable, affordable, high-quality early care and education services, it is difficult for parents to work, go to school, and attend job training. San Francisco’s families deserve increased access to high-quality early childhood programs in order to provide for their families and maintain self-sufficiency.

Budget cuts to services for children and families stunt the learning and growth of California’s children, and prevent families from working and contributing to California’s economy.

Sunday, April 22:
Early Care and Education Provider Recognition Reception

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Help kick off Week of the Young Child! All providers are welcome to celebrate the contributions of San Francisco’s early care and education professionals at this fun and relaxing reception. Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, drink and good company while honoring all who work with young children, and their exceptional contributions to the field.
The Green Room at SF War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Please RSVP by April 15 to contact Melanie Hopson at or (415) 934-4839
Muni Lines: 5, 21, 47, 49
Muni Metro: Van Ness
BART: Civic Center

Tuesday, April 24:
‘Walk Around the Block’

10:00 a.m.
Children, teachers and families at child care centers and family child care homes all throughout San Francisco will celebrate Week of the Young Child by ‘walking around the block’ at the same time this morning! Let your neighbors know how important early care and education is for children and their families by planning an event at your program on this day at this time.
Please contact Amanda Montague at or (415) 244-2717 for more information.

Wednesday, April 25:
“Sing-Along with Gayle Schmitt”

Live music and more at the library! Space is limited, call for reservations.
Chinatown Library, 1135 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 355-2889

Wednesday, April 25:
“Music and Movement with Jody Richardson”

Babies, toddlers, families join us for an early afternoon of music and movement.
Eureka Valley Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 355-5616

Wednesday, April 25:
Child Development & Early Childhood Career Fair

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The fair promotes job opportunities from local employers and provides information on CCSF child development programs and projects. Hear students, professors, employers, and other experts share their knowledge on professional development, SFSU programs, transfer advice, California Child Development Permits, and more.
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
Multiuse Building (MUB) First Floor, Room 140
Contact: Sharon Donovan 415-452-5605,
Sponsors: Mimi & Peter Haas Fund
MUNI: #9X, #9AX, #9BX, #49 to Phelan Loop; #29 to Ocean and Lee Street; #43 to Ocean / Phelan Avenue
BART: Balboa Park Station

Wednesday, April 25:
“Songs & Music Games From Around the World with Bonnie Lockhart”

Family sing-along, move-along music from many traditions.
Ingleside Library, 1298 Ocean Ave (at Plymouth)
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 355-2898

Thursday, April 26:
Jumpstart for a Day

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Selected preschool children and teacher’s jump into this annual festival of fun at Civic Center Plaza, opposite City Hall. This event features many hands-on learning stations, each one inspired by a popular children’s book. Due to space limitations, this event is by invitation only.
For more information, contact Catherine Aranda (415) 536-5869 or
Sponsors: Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, The Marian Wright Edelman Institute, San Francisco State University

Friday, April 27:
“Make & Take: Using Visual Tools to Support Inclusion”

9:30am – 12pm
Are you looking for help during transitions, getting children’s attention, and supporting positive behavior? This workshop will explore a variety of visual strategies to promote children’s independence, participation, and understanding.
You will create your visual tool to take home.
Presented by: Child Care Inclusion Challenge Project & Special Needs Inclusion Project
Light Refreshments
Audience: parents & providers
R.S.V.P. (through salsa) or by calling Maiysha Dickerson at 343-3309
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110

Saturday, April 28:
“Celebrate Día de Los Niños!”

Join us for a craft program with the Museum of Craft and Folk Art.
Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 355-5740

Saturday, April 28:
“Family Dance Party”
Pulsing Word Consulting invites families with children 0-5* to dance, sing, play and connect at a Family Dance Party! Come together as a family to share a whole body approach to early learning. Live DJ, great music, and fun props help make this an event not to be missed!
Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4554

Sunday, April 29:
Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros
San Francisco celebrates the 13th annual Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros with an afternoon of children and books, featuring multicultural music, dance, art activities, and a book give away!
Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

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The 2nd Annual Walk Around the Block

Posted on Saturday, March 10th, 2012
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walkCelebrate the Week of the Young Child and Highlight the Importance of Early Care and Education by Joining Other Providers and Children in the City for:
The 2nd Annual Walk Around the Block
ECE Advocacy Campaign
Tuesday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m.

On Tuesday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m., ECE center and family child care providers, directors, parents and advocates will all join together in a citywide advocacy campaign to raise awareness about the importance of ECE and to tell our local legislators to say no to any additional cuts to child care.

We are asking all providers in the city to take the children in their care and walk around the block at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24th to highlight the importance of ECE in our communities and for the families and children in San Francisco.

We will be organizing an advocacy event at City Hall at 10:00 a.m. (with a press conference at 9:45 on the steps of City Hall) and have asked Supervisors, Department Heads and the Mayor to join us in walking around the block, but even if you can’t make it to City Hall you can still participate in your neighborhood!

Please download fliers that you can use during the walk to highlight some important facts about ECE and raise public awareness about the vital role you serve in our community!

For more information on how to participate contact Amanda Montague at 415.244.2717 or or visit

All you need to participate in the ECE Walk Around the Block Advocacy Campaign is a belief that you can make a difference and that ECE and ECE providers deserve to be recognized as a vital part of our community!

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