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Home Grown

Home Grown envisions a country in which all children have the care they need to reach their full potential (cognitive, social, emotional, health and wellness). Providers offer quality child care and parents have equitable access to quality child care for their children.

To achieve this vision, Home Grown will remove policy barriers, strengthen home-based child care practices and business models, and support the growth and recognition of the sector so that all providers offer quality care and parents choose quality care.



Established in 1987, the UCSF California Childcare Health Program is a community-based program of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, Department of Family Health Care Nursing.

The mission of the California Childcare Health Program is to improve the quality of child care by initiating and strengthening linkages between the health, safety, and child care communities and the families they serve.

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First 5 San Francisco

First5 San Francisco Quality Connections provide a framework, standards, and quality improvement supports for early learning programs. It creates a powerful professional development path for early educators, helping them continually assess and improve the quality of their services.

Their coaches and trainers spend more than 14,000 hours annually supporting early educators with targeted coaching and training so they have the knowledge and skills to give children high-quality early learning experiences.

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BANANAS has been supporting families in their parenting journey since 1974 working in partnership with early education providers. Our programs and services include assisting families find and pay for quality child care, parenting workshops, playgroups and professional development for all types of early care and education providers. Our support allows working families to thrive and be confident their children are in quality and nurturing learning environments.

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Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow maximizes communities’ potential starts with early childhood systems – education, healthcare, family services – that promote all children’s healthy development.

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Oakland Literacy Coalition

The Oakland Literacy Coalition is working together for a future where every Oakland child learns and loves to read, thrives in school, and leads a productive and fulfilling life.

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BANANAS Virtual Boutique

BANANAS gives their community the opportunity to donate and search for baby items during a time of less physical contact.

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