Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Essential Practices of Educare?
The Essential Practices of Educare is a flexible early childhood professional development series offered by the Educare Learning Network, targeted to center- and school-based programs. The Essential Practices of Educare helps practitioners develop their knowledge, behavior and practices to improve program practice and ultimately deliver stronger outcomes for children and families.
How Much Time is Required to Participate?
Essential Practices of Educare providers facilitate practical instruction in four core practice areas employed within Educare schools:
- Data Utilization
- Embedded Professional Development
- High-Quality Teaching Practices
- Intensive Family Engagement
Each of the four practice areas includes two trainings — a 4 to 5 hour “Foundations of” training to build knowledge and an 8 to 12 hour “In Practice” training to develop practical skills and competencies. Please note that time required to participate will depend on the trainings and modules chosen.
Who Can Participate?
Center-based and school-based program leaders, teacher and family engagement staff.
Is The Essential Practices of Educare Available Outside of Educare?
Yes, programs can access these resources directly by purchasing the training from an existing provider or by becoming an Essential Practices of Educare provider to offer this high-quality instruction to their community.
How Much Does it Cost?
To inquire about pricing, please contact EducareInquiry@EducareNetwork.org.
How Can I Learn More?
For more information, download The Essential Practices of Educare overview. If you’re interested in participating, please contact us at EducareInquiry@EducareNetwork.org.