Jumpstart San Francisco

Senior Site Manager: Brian Hickey, BA
Office: HSS 244
Phone: 415-405-3592

Jumpstart SF is an affiliate of the national nonprofit organization created to “engage” young people in service toward the day that all children in America enter school prepared to succeed. From its inception in 1993, Jumpstart has fostered literacy and social skills development in young children by placing college students in preschools to provide additional support to preschool programs. The Jumpstart program recruits, trains and pairs Federal Work-Study supported San Francisco State University students with preschool children struggling in early learning programs. Throughout the school year and a special summer program, approximately 160 college students help preschool children develop the skills needed to be successful in school.


Center for Early Childcare, Education, Professional Development and Research

Director: Anna Tobin-Wallis, MA

Phone: 415-405-4011


Children's Campus supports positive child development through quality care and education for approximately 95 infants, toddlers and preschool children. The Children's Campus also provides opportunities for teching fellowships and student internships in a variety of disciplines such as education, nursing, child development, psychology, and social work. Faculty and student research is encouraged to improve best practices in early care and education, and the facility serves as a site for observation to augment classroom instruction. The Children's Campus has been designed and staffed with highly qualified professionals in order to meet state and federal licensing and accreditation requirements and is supported by an advisory council of participating parents, faculty, and staff.



Foundations College Success Workshops

Program Coordinator: Heather Daniels, MA

Phone: 415-405-3949


Office: GYM 109

The Foundations program provides free College Success Workshops for Early Childhood staff who work in licensed childcare programs and centers and who are interested in obtaining their BA degree.  The program provides workshops designed to improve English and Math competencies and build confidence and skills so that staff can enroll in unit-bearing coursework after completing the program.  Foundations participants receive individualized case management, college counseling, placement test prep, and college prep workshops that prepare them to be successful students while working towards their degrees.



Program Coordinator: Licette Montejano, BA

Phone: 415-405-4342

Office: GYM 107

SF SEED (San Francisco Supporting Early Educator Degrees) is a fiscal incentive program for early child educators as they advance toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, as well as professional development within their current place of employment. SF SEED stipends are geared towards individuals who work at least 15 hours in a licensed child care center-based or family child care program and attend a two-year or four-year institution of higher learning. SF SEED is partnered with the Early Care & Workforce Registry where the SF SEED stipend application is based online at



Family Acceptance Project

Director: Caitlin Ryan, PhD

The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results will be used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies, and to train providers to improve the quality of services and care they receive. The project is funded by The California Endowment, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and individual donors.


Affiliated Programs


Metro Academy of Child and Adolescent Development

Program Coordinator: Ashley Williams, MA

Phone: 415-405-0737

Office: GYM104


Child and Adolescent Development Chair, SF State: Rene Dahl, PhD

Child and Family Development Chair, City College of SF: Kathleen White, PhD

The Metro Early Childhood Academy was developed to support the next generation of leaders for early care and education in urban communities. Metro Academy is collaboration between City College of San Francisco Child and Family Development Department and the Child and Adolescent Development Department at SF State. Metro gives students personalized support for college success through in-class academic support and tutoring. At the core of Metro Academy is a learning community made up of two linked courses each semester, pairing a general education course and a Metro Child Development course. After completing the Metro program students are prepared to continue taking courses for completion of their major requirements with the necessarily skills for college success.


PATH SFSU: BA Completion Program

Program Coordinator: Lygia Stebbing, EdD
Phone: 415-338-7673

Office: GYM 105
Child and Adolescent Development Program Chair: Rene Dahl, PhD
Phone: 415-338-2056

Promoting Achievement Through Higher Education (PATH) is an initiative aimed at improving the quality of early childhood education in the City of San Francisco by supporting the current workforce participants in obtaining their Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Adolescent Development.  PATH hopes to eliminate many of the challenges and barriers for early childhood education to graduate a four-year institute. PATH ensures that students’ needs are met by guaranteeing seats in child and adolescent development courses in a structured pathway.  Following this pathway will ensure a timely graduation from San Francisco State University. This program provides students with personalized support for college success.  PATH includes the Metro Academy of Child and Adolescent Development (Lower Division) and PATH Upper Division.


WiRED International

Executive Director: Gary Selnow, PhD

WiRED International's mission is to provide medical and healthcare information, education, and communications in developing and war-affected regions. We can connect doctors to doctors virtually anywhere. We also link grassroots communities directly to essential health information. WiRED's information centers are locally run and become a central part of the communities they serve. WiRED has set up nearly 100 health information centers in 12 countries on four continents including the Balkans, Africa, Central America, and in the country of Iraq. Providing equipment, coordination, and contacts, we offer vital medical information to communities coping with the challenges of war, poverty, and dislocation. Within a single day, WiRED can convert an empty room into a technology hub with global reach – some places so remote we must use solar panels to power the equipment we provide. We promote local collaboration and equal access for professionals and everyday people alike. Our Medical Information Centers (MICs) provide up-to-date medical information to doctors and other healthcare professionals. Our Community Health Information Centers (CHICs) provide health information to people at the grassroots level – often the only source of medical information available to them. Currently, WiRED is collaborating with faculty in the SFSU School of Nursing to develop educational modules for dissemination on the telemedicine website to health professionals who cannot access continuing medical and nursing education.