At Educare, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to be successful in school, and in life. Drawing on our experiences and expertise as parents and early childhood professionals, researchers and school leaders, advocates and community partners, the Educare Learning Network’s policy agenda, The Educare Five, recommends five public policy priorities to ensure all children, families and communities can thrive.
The Educare Five builds on our previous policy framework and is the result of collaborative contributions from Network members and communities in 15 states, the District of Columbia and on tribal land.
Our Public Policy Priorities:
Universal Child Care & Early Learning
Ensure families have access to high-quality, culturally-responsive, equitable early learning and care at no or low cost, in the setting they most prefer, during the time they need care.
Stable & Supported Families
Ensure young children and their families have adequate finances and resources to access the housing, care, services and supports needed to thrive.
Thriving Early Childhood Workforce
Ensure early childhood teachers and staff are skilled, well-compensated and supported while promoting young children’s learning, health and development.
Healthy & Supported Children
Ensure young children have consistent access to the physical and mental health supports and services they need to thrive.
Strong Early Childhood Systems in Every Community
Ensure families experience continuity of care and responsive services as a result of aligned systems and policies.