Childcare and Education
Equitable access to quality childcare and educational opportunities is important for the development of the City's children and youth.
The goals below are related to this topic. Select a goal to learn more about the policies and actions South San Francisco will implement to meet that goal.
Equitable Community Services
Abundant and Accessible Parks and Recreation
Land Use and Community Design
The City provides high-quality educational opportunities for all children and youth by maintaining a positive relationship with the South San Francisco Unified School District.
Intent:To enhance the quality of educational opportunities through partnerships, programming, and data sharing.
Policy ECS-5.1: Develop partnerships for education.Develop formalized partnerships with local businesses and non-profit organizations to support South San Francisco Unified School District students, particularly disadvantaged communities as identified in the Community Health and Environmental Justice Element and underserved groups.
Action ECS-5.1.1: Collaborate with life sciences industry.Continue to partner with life science companies and associations to provide South San Francisco Unified School District students with internships, science awards, and upgraded lab equipment. Partner with life science companies to provide job training for current residents through Life Science Associations.
Action ECS-5.1.2: Identify special education opportunities.Partner with life science companies and art organizations to provide special education students with internships, awards, and equipment in order to provide high-quality special education to South San Francisco children and youth.
Action ECS-5.1.3: Expand arts education partnerships.Develop partnerships with art organizations and associations to provide students with internships, awards, and upgraded visual and performing arts equipment.
Action ECS-5.1.4: Mitigate summer learning slide.Develop partnerships with San Mateo County and local libraries to provide summer learning and Big Lift Inspiring Summers learning and literacy support for local students.
Policy ECS-5.2: Provide a variety of youth programming.Provide a variety of programming to ensure all children and youth in South San Francisco have educational and recreational opportunities, particularly disadvantaged communities as identified in the Community Health and Environmental Justice Element and underserved groups.
Action ECS-5.2.1: Target placement of programming.Provide youth development programming in neighborhoods with high proportions of young people, especially low-income youth and youth of color.
Action ECS-5.2.2: Create summer internship pilot.Pilot summer youth/teen internship program within South San Francisco City departments, with targeted recruitment of low-income youth and youth of color, to address opportunity gaps via exposure to government.
Action ECS-5.2.3: Create youth pilot programs to address resource gaps.Meaningfully engage low-income students, students of color, and other historically disenfranchised community members to identify specific resource gaps (e.g., internet access and digital literacy) in the community. Pilot youth programming to address specific resource gaps or barriers.
Policy ECS-5.3: Maintain a data sharing agreement with South San Francisco Unified School District.Maintain a continuous exchange of information with the South San Francisco Unified School District on projected growth of the city.