Vision

San Francisco early care and education providers are supported, skilled, and confident so that all children, with and without disabilities, and their families feel welcomed and embraced in early education programs where they learn, grow, and succeed together.

 

Who We Are

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San Francisco Inclusion Networks is a professional development initiative funded by First 5 San Francisco and San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education. Through training, technical assistance, and coaching activities, SF Inclusion Networks supports San Francisco’s early care and education staff in providing inclusive services to young children with disabilities and their families in community-based programs.

Our team includes staff and consultants with extensive knowledge and experience in early childhood education, early childhood special education, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, developmental screening, and family engagement.

SF Inclusion Networks collaborates with other early childhood initiatives throughout San Francisco, including Help Me Grow, San Francisco Unified School District Early Education Department and Special Education Department, and the Early Start Program of Golden Gate Regional Center.

What We Offer

CITYWIDE TRAINING

Free workshops for early care and education program staff and families provide practical information and strategies on inclusion.
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INCLUSION COACHING

Inclusion coaches provide on-site training, technical assistance and coaching to early care and education providers.
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Guiding Principles

These guiding principles describe our beliefs and values about children, educators, and families. 

We believe all children:

  • Thrive when they have access to programs that help them learn, grow and succeed.

  • Deserve a learning environment that is emotionally and physically safe.

  • Are entitled to a sense of belonging.

We believe all families:

  • Benefit from accurate information and the support of the wider community.

  • Deserve a wide variety of choices for their children and are equal partners with providers.

  • Are entitled to programs for their children that value their culture, language, and traditions.

We believe all early care and education providers:

  • Benefit from support and positive recognition of their strengths.

  • Need time for planning, reflecting and connecting with families and the community so that they can be effective.

We believe our community:

  • Is rich with diversity that enhances the lives of each of its members.

  • Can effectively coordinate services for the benefit of children and families.