Educare Learning Network

What is Educare?

Educare Schools provide full-day, full-year, high-quality early education and family support to 150-200 of their community's children, from prenatal to 5 years, who are at risk of school failure.

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Data from Educare Schools reveal promising results in preparing at-risk children from birth to five for later academic achievement.

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The Educare Learning Network (ELN) is a consortium of programs implementing the core features of the Educare early education model. 

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is conducting 2 studies involving the Educare Model.

The Educare Implementation Study is designed to document the features of Educare and how implementation of the model contributes to program quality and links to child and family outcomes.  The results of the Implementation Study allow the Educare Learning Network to describe and better understand the progress children and families are making in Educare programs, considering unique local features and elements of the larger community context. The Educare Implementation Study is funded by the Buffett Early Childhood Fund and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

The Educare Randomized Study was designed to test whether children who were randomly assigned to an Educare school show greater gains than comparable peers who were not selected to attend an Educare school. The Educare RCT was funded by the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Brady Education Foundation, the Ounce of Prevention Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and an Anonymous donor.