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Table 1 Advisory Board members and their Connection to Gateway to Quality

From: Assessing Quality of Early Care and Education: Lessons Learned from San Francisco’s Gateway to Quality

Agency Description Activity
Human ServicesAgency (HSA) Responds to the needs of low income families. Develops programs and facilities. Supplements wages of ECE providers and works with other agencies to offer stipends for workers who continue education. -funding/administration of Wages
-Plus program: acts as liaison to State CPAC
-First 5: development of policy
San Francisco CARES program Provides annual stipends to providers based on their level of education and Child Development Permit Matrix. Liaison with childcare providers and overall project
Bright Beginnings Children’s Council (Resource and Referral Agency) retains and strengthens childcare programs through training and capacity building. Provides direct subsidies to infant toddler sites
Starting Points (now SF First 5) Early childhood planning initiative with the mission of increasing public and private funding for services for young children Coordinated initial meetings to identify members and provide initial project oversight.
Department of Children, Youth and Families City department dedicated to enhancing the lives of San Francisco’s children and youth through partnerships with parents, youth, community agencies, schools, funders and the private sector Funding quality improve-ment grants based on evaluation needs; funded initial assessor training.
SF State University, Edelman Institute Promotes collaboration among faculty to promote research, scholarly work, program implementation and social advocacy. Oversight for research evaluation training, datagathering, analysis, technical assistance, reporting.
City College San Francisco Provides community college coursework for childcare providers in San Francisco. Developed and implemented classes on the ERS for childcare providers.
The Mimi and Peter Haas Fund Private family foundation that supports activities that provide San Francisco’s low income children with access to high-quality early childhood programs Funding evaluation project, consultation.
The Child Care Facilities Fund Administers grants for nonprofit childcare centers and family childcare homes post assessment. Recipients are providers that serve low-income children in the city and county of San Francisco. Administers Quality Improvement grants and funding requests from sites for facility improvements.
Child Care Provider Association Professional group that serves as a voice for the childcare field by encouraging professional development and supporting adequate compensation and benefits for childcare professionals Critical communication between project and providers.