Pre-ELS Resources

The following resources are available to help programs interested in joining Early Learning San Francisco understand the quality standards and meet the quality requirements.

ELS Quality Standards

The Quality Standards describe the requirements and expectations of a city-funded program. Programs must meet all ten (10) standards. 

Quality Pathway Portfolio Tool

The Quality Pathway Portfolio is a tool to help interested Early Childhood Educators to reflect on their current quality practices, and identify strengths & areas for growth. The Portfolio is also a tracking system to assist programs who have applied to Early Learning San Francisco to organize and to track their progress in meeting quality standards. This tool has multiple tabs which include a Quality Standards Checklist, Professional Development Plan and Tracker, Staff Qualification Form, and Curriculum Statement Form to help you develop your portfolio.

Quality Standards Resource Guide

This resource guide will provide information about online, technical assistance and training resources that are available to you as you complete your Quality Portfolio.

Pre-ELS Orientation Meeting: Building Your Quality Portfolio

For additional help understanding and meeting the Quality Standards, listen to the Pre-ELS orientation meeting.

Quality Resources

DEC’s library of quality resources links to information to help programs meet the quality standards.