Process Evaluation of Preschool for All (PFA), San Mateo and San Francisco Counties

Since 2004, San Francisco expanded preschool access for children in San Francisco County, regardless of family income through its Preschool for All (PFA) initiative. Funded and administered by the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) in partnership with First 5 of San Francisco, PFA is a citywide preschool program that offers free and reduced cost preschool for 4-year olds who reside in San Francisco County. PFA funds both private and public preschools.

In December 2005, AIR began a joint process evaluation to assess the implementation of PFA in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. The process evaluation was designed to investigate and document the implementation and the preliminary impacts of PFA on children, families, providers, and the community.

The reports listed below summarize the year-by-year results of the evaluation.