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Dear Families,

Our Family Coalition, in partnership with Recess Urban Recreation, is excited to offer a new pilot program for LGBTQ parents and guardians of young children in San Francisco: free in-a-pinch child care! This pilot program will run until June 30, 2018 and aims to provide up to 56 hours of no-cost child care to be shared among LGBTQ-headed families at Recess’ facility. You do not have to be a current member at Recess to enroll! Read on for more details and how to sign up for this new program.


To be eligible to participate in this pilot program, parent(s)/guardian(s) must:

  • Self-identify as LGBTQ
  • Live in San Francisco (we will verify your ZIP code)
  • Be a current OFC family programs participant, defined as:
  • Having attended at least two OFC playgroups since July 1, 2017 (Baby & Me, Toddle With Me, or East Bay Playgroup) OR
  • Having attended at least two OFC family programs since July 1, 2017 with a household income of less than $100,000 per year
  • Complete all required Our Family Coalition and Recess forms, including a post-survey that will be sent within 6 months of enrollment
  • Comply with all Recess member guidelines, policies and protocols 

Children eligible to participate in this pilot program must: 

  • Be between the ages of 3 months and 4 years old
  • Have a parent/guardian who has attended at least two OFC family programs since July 1, 2017

How to Enroll

  •  Step 1: Complete OFC Intake & Pre-Survey forms HERE and return them via one of the following methods:
    Email: jeannette@ourfamily.org
    Fax: 415-981-1962; Attn: Jeannette Page
    Mail or In-Person: Our Family Coalition, 1385 Mission St, Ste 340, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Step 2: Complete Recess’ online enrollment form below.
  • Step 3: OFC will notify you via email and/or mail of your successful enrollment in the pilot program within 10 business days upon receipt of all completed forms. 
  • Step 4: Contact Recess at 415-701-7529 or info@recess-sf.com to arrange child care.

Important Details

  • In-a-pinch child care at Recess is first come, first served, and space is limited. Parents/guardians are encouraged to schedule in advance.
  • Child care is available at Recess between 9:30am-6:00pm on weekdays, and 9:00am-1:00pm on weekends. Children may be in child care for no more than 2.5 hours at a time, with a maximum of 4 hours per week.
  • A maximum of 14 hours of child care per month is available to be shared among the pool of families in this pilot program. Because OFC wants as many families as possible to benefit, please use this service sparingly and only when other child care options are not available.
  • Services will be available as OFC funds allow, and families will be notified if/when services will cease.


Jeannette Page
San Francisco Family Programs Coordinator
Our Family Coalition
415-981-1960 ext.309
1385 Mission St, Suite 340, San Francisco, CA 94103

Online Enrollment Form

Parent Name *
Parent Name
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By registering for drop off childcare at Recess I agree to follow all policies and procedures of the facility. I represent that I am the parent or legal guardian of the Child(ren) named above (“Children”), or I have obtained permission from the parent/legal guardian of the Children named above to execute this agreement on their behalf.

I enroll understanding that there are risks and benefits of physical activity and state that all family members participating are in condition to attend camp. I agree to provide health and safety issues regarding all family members so that the Recess staff members can best care for myself and my children in the event of an emergency. Non-compliance with Recess's policies and procedures may result in termination of camp.

Risk of Illness or Injury. I am aware of the risk of illness or injury inherent in any program which may include, but are not limited to: contusions, fractures, scrapes, cuts, bumps, paralysis or death. I, for myself and the Children named, willingly assume the risks associated with participation in Recess' programs upon the express understanding that there are also risks that may arise due to other participants which I also willingly assume.

I, for myself, the Children named, our heirs, assigns, representatives and next of kin agree to hold harmless and indemnify the owners, officers and employees of Recess Urban Recreation, Inc. (“Recess”), from any and all injuries, liabilities or damages from participation. I additionally agree to release Recess, its employees, agents and officers from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses or judgments, including attorneys' fees and court costs (hereinafter "Claims") resulting from participation.

I further represents that both I, nor the Children named, will be ill when coming to Recess and the child will not, to the best of the Visitor's knowledge, have been exposed to any contagious disease.

I agree that the Children named, and I shall comply with all stated and customary terms, posted signs, rules and verbal instructions as conditions for participation in use of Recess playspace. These include, but are not limited to: food must be consumed in the kitchen area, All participants must remove shoes & wear socks, Mouthed toys must be placed in bins marked for sanitizing, and Cell phone use must not distract from supervision of children. Furthermore, I agree that I will remain on the Recess premises at all times while their child is on the premises, unless otherwise agreed to by Recess, and the Visitor agrees to assume all risks that may occur should the Visitor or authorized caregiver leave the premises.

I have read this waiver, release and indemnity and fully understand its contents. I acknowledge and understand that by this Agreement, I agree to assume all risks of using the facilities at Recess and that in the event of my child's illness or injury I have no recourse against Recess, its employees, agents and officers. I have read, understand, agree to abide by and be bound by all rules and regulations. I understand and agree that my child and any authorized caregiver will also be parties to these rules and regulations.
I, the natural parent or legal guardian, hereby give permission that my child(ren), listed above, may be given emergency treatment to include first aid and CPR by a qualified childcare staff member at Recess. I further authorize and consent to medical, surgical, and hospital care, treatment and procedures to be performed for my child by my child’s regular physician, or when that physician cannot be reached, by a licensed physician or hospital when deemed immediately necessary or advisable by the physician to safeguard my child’s health and I cannot be contacted. I waive my right of informed consent to such treatment. I also give permission for my child to be transported by ambulance or aid car to an emergency center for treatment.