Mission, Vision and Values

San Francisco Early Learning Alliance


Providing effective business services for early education centers to improve program quality.


  • More time is invested in people than paperwork.
  • Children experience innovative, diverse, engaging, quality learning experiences.
  • Parents receive excellent customer service, and enriched center relationships and support.
  • Teachers have more time, mentoring, reflective planning, and higher pay.
  • Site leaders are liberated from administrative tasks and are empowered to lead.
  • Collaborating agencies are more efficient and can invest more resources in programming.
  • Boards of Directors have high quality information to guide decision making, and more resources to invest in program.
  • Early childhood funders and systems are highly confident in the effectiveness of programs and increase investment.


  • Make the impossible doable
  • Put quality first
  • Share strengths and resources
  • Honor independence
  • Advance equity
  • Work collaboratively
  • Show mutual respect
  • Take risks