educare learning network

serving as a catalyst for change

The Buffett Early Childhood Fund and the Ounce of Prevention Fund in Illinois are working with partners in communities across America to create state-of-the-art Educare schools to better prepare young children for success in school. Each Educare provides high-quality early care and education to 140-200 infants, toddlers and preschoolers growing up in low-income families. With 20 Educare schools, the Educare Learning Network shapes a new way of doing business when it comes to delivering early care and education to our nation’s most at-risk children and families. Plus, each Educare serves as a catalyst for programmatic and policy change throughout its community and state. Our work is being evaluated nationally by the Frank Porter Graham Institute at the University of North Carolina.

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The Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Irving Harris Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation combine resources in an Educare Replication Pool, which annually awards more than $1 million in capital grants to encourage communities to create Educare Centers.

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visit web sites for the educare schools