Acceleration Grant round two recipients announced

September 19, 2018 2:57 pm Published by

Three years ago, the Buffett Early Childhood Fund launched the Acceleration Grants, an experiment designed to inspire innovation and promote connection across the Educare Learning Network. Through these grants, network members collaborated to develop new approaches to coaching, science education,... Read More

Educare schools are helping to bridge the word gap

June 21, 2016 11:30 am Published by

Research shows that children’s earliest language experiences can shape their future in profound ways.  Disparities in the quality and quantity of talk that children hear before age four contribute to an estimated gap of over 30 million words between children... Read More

Educare schools are improving how programs use data

June 8, 2016 2:12 pm Published by

Early childhood professionals make hundreds of decisions every day as they support young children’s learning and development. Professionals can use data to improve the quality of their interactions and instruction—a step to closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged children. Experts... Read More

Early Science Initiative advances science in early learning

May 24, 2016 5:13 pm Published by

Scientific inquiry gives young children, especially those from at-risk backgrounds, an outlet to satisfy their natural curiosity, as well as strong motivation to explore and understand their world. Through the Early Science Initiative Acceleration Grant, Educare researchers, school leaders, practitioners... Read More

Creating a coaching model for early childhood teachers

May 11, 2016 11:01 am Published by

Early childhood leaders at four Educare schools are developing a new approach to coaching teachers to provide rich early learning experiences that improve outcomes for young children. The Early Childhood Quality Teaching Initiative is led by Educare Arizona in partnership... Read More