Ninety percent of a child’s brain development happens before age 5.
Yet ironically, our formal K-12 education system in the United States doesn’t begin until a child turns 5.
Enter Educare. Educare is an early childhood education center first launched nearly 10 years ago in Chicago. Today, there are Educare Early Childhood Education Centers in 20 communities across our country.
Educare focuses on under-served children and their families from birth to 5 years old, providing quality early childhood education for the children, and a full range of education and health services for their families.
Educare of California Silicon Valley will be based on the Santee Elementary School campus in East San Jose’s Franklin-McKinley School District. While it will be life changing for the 200-plus children it will annually serve, the game changer about Educare is its strength as a force-multiplier, a teaching hospital if you will, to educate 600 to 1,000 early childhood education teachers from throughout the region on an annual basis.
Since each early childhood education teacher annually instructs and cares for eight to 20 children, Educare Silicon Valley will annually impact at least 5,000 kids with quality pre-school.
In Silicon Valley, we are accustomed to leading the way. Yet sometimes, we can learn from the efforts of others. Building Educare in Silicon Valley provides us – and under-served kids and families – with a life-changing head start to succeed in Silicon Valley. To impact this effort, visit educaresv.org.