Birth – 3 Years

The 0-3 program at Educare Flint is designed to nurture healthy attachments between parents and their children. Educare Flint provides family-centered services designed to promote children's development and engaging parents in their roles as the first and most important teachers in the lives of their children, from pregnancy through age 3. Through the Educare Model, we provide the following supports to children ages 0-3 and their families

Extended Program Duration*

    • Full-Day: 7:30 AM – 5:30 AM
    • Full Week: Monday-Friday 
    • Full Year: Program offered 12 months 

Low Student-to-Caregiver Ratios

    • Small class sizes with minimum ratios of 4 children to 1 caregiver

Comprehensive Evaluation & Quality Improvement

    • Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ – 3)
    • Ages and Stages Questionnaires Social-Emotional (ASQ SE – 2)
    • Devereaux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)
    • ITERS-3
    • Parent Interviews
    • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)
    • Preschool Language Scale (PLS-5)
    • Research-Program Partnership
    • Staff Surveys
    • Toddler Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

High Minimum Staff qualifications

    • Early Childhood Specialists : Master's degree or higher
    • Lead Teachers & Family Engagement Advocates: Bachelor's degree or higher
    • Assistant Teachers : Associates Degree or higher
    • Support Teachers: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or higher

On-site Intensive Family Engagement Supports

    • Full-time Family Engagement Advocates are available to families during all program hours and are trained to engage and support parents throughout their child's enrollment at Educare Flint
    • A full-time Parent Navigator is available to promote two-generation family engagement through intensive family engagement
    • Parent Networks: Parent Ambassadors, Never Stop Learning, Women of Worth, Fathers and Men Engaged.
    • Parent mentorship

Evidence-Based Practices

    • Creative Curriculum © for Infants and Toddlers
    • Continuity of Care: Children remain with their same teaching team from entry to pre-school, and then until the transition into elementary school
    • Curricular emphasis on social, emotional, math, literacy, and art and literacy practices 
    • Small group & individualized instruction and interaction 
  • Health Services

      • Dental Referrals
      • Health Insurance Assistance
      • Health Referrals
      • Health Screening
      • Hearing Screening
      • Hemoglobin Testing
      • Height and Weight Growth Measurements
      • Oral Health Exam and Fluoride Treatments in partnership with Mott Children’s Health Center
      • Vision Screening
      • Vision Referrals
      • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Satellite Office located in the Educare Flint facility. The Case workers from MDHHS can support families in a variety of assistance programs. *
        • Cash Assistance
        • Child Care Assistance
        • Children’s Special Health Care Services
        • Emergency Relief: Home, Utilities & Burial
        • Food Assistance
        • Health Care Coverage
        • Housing and Homeless Services
        • Medicaid
        • Migrant Services
        • Universal Caseload Action Plan
        • Women, Infants & Children (W.I.C.)

    *Availability subject to change due to COVID-19