“Let’s do what works, and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind. Let’s give our kids that chance.” –President Barack Obama, 2013 State of the Union Address
Decades of research have shown the importance of early childhood education. Non-profit Educare is seizing this opportunity on behalf of children by creating a program that evens the playing field for children regardless of income. Using the vast research and evidence on early childhood education, Educare launched their network of early childhood education schools across the country. Serving children from ages six weeks to five years old, Educare provides a rich and engaging environment for all of its students, preparing them for kindergarten.
Based on the best practices identified by previous studies on the effects of high-quality early childhood education on low-income students, Educare created a program that is proven to work based on data and evidence. They are using tools and methods that performed well during randomly tested trials of previous studies, such as the High Scope Perry Program and the Abecedarian Project.
In addition to its innovative educational approach and family engagement activities, Educare is unique among early learning providers in its commitment to collecting and using data to continuously improve. By thoroughly monitoring outcomes and incorporating new findings into its teaching methods and by sharing their findings with the Educare evaluation team, which pulls data from schools across America, Educare is now contributing to the wealth of research on early childhood education.
Learn more about Educare and its research findings at www.educareschools.org.