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Educare History

Educare grew from one school in Chicago to a powerful network serving thousands of children in schools across the country.

In 2000, the Ounce of Prevention Fund and the Irving Harris Foundation worked together to create Educare Chicago, an early childhood school serving around 150 children.

Three years later, the Buffett Early Childhood Fund and the Ounce joined forces to expand Educare and help narrow the achievement gap for more children living in poverty by building more schools and creating a network of early learning champions around the country.

2000–2005

2000

The Ounce of Prevention Fund and the Irving Harris Foundation partner to open Educare Chicago, the first Educare school

2000

2001

2001

The Educare icon is created Educare logo

2003

2003

The Ounce and the Buffet Early Childhood Fund partner to form the Educare Learning Network

2005

2005

2006–2010

2006

2007

2007

Educare Denver, the first Educare located in a state capital, and Educare Miami-Dade open

2008

Five schools show promising results in their first year of data

2008

2009

Second year of Educare data from six schools confirms dramatic first‑year findings

2009

Educare Oklahoma City and Educare Omaha at Indian Hill open, making Oklahoma the first state and Omaha the first city with more than one Educare school

2010

Educare Atlanta, Educare Central Maine (the first school in a rural community), Educare Kansas CityEducare Seattle and Educare Tulsa at Hawthorne open. Educare also plans for its Randomized Control Study

2010

2011–2015

2011

2011

2012

Educare Tulsa at MacArthur, Educare Washington, DC, and Educare West DuPage (the first school in a suburban community) open

2012

2013

2014

Educare Winnebago, the first school in a Native American community, opens

2014

2015