Child care programs that are opening have been asked by the San Francisco’s Office of Early Care & Education (OECE) to prioritize enrollment for children who need it the most, including low-income kids and those in the most vulnerable populations. For more information, visit the OECE reopening webpage, and read the new Health Advisory.
To the extent possible we recommend that programs prioritize people experiencing marginalization, systemic inequity, and health inequities, including but not limited to:
- Racial and ethnic minority groups experiencing on-going kindergarten readiness gaps and health inequities, see CDC
- Black/African American Community
- Latina/o/x Community
- Native Americans/Indigenous Community
- Pacific Islander Community
- Immigrant and undocumented people
- People with disabilities
- People experiencing homelessness
The San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education (OECE) also suggests that after prioritizing at-risk populations highlighted above, the next prioritization group should be:
- Children ages 3 & 4 years old (4 year olds should be prioritized first) from low-income households in order to provide opportunity to experience on-site quality instructional support one year prior to kindergarten.