The Educare Learning Network demonstrates that research-based early childhood education prevents the persistent achievement gap for our nation’s young children with the highest need. Research shows that children who grow up in poverty face developmental disadvantages that is evident as early as 18 months of age. These disadvantages are shown to have a lasting effect on a child's academic and professional success throughout their entire life.
Children who get the right supports in their earliest years are more likely to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. This can start much earlier than kindergarten or even what is traditionally defined as preschool. Educare programming begins when children are infants by providing cuddles, feedings, naps, activities, etc.
The Educare Model is based on research from early childhood development, education, social work and other allied fields.