Our Approach

Educare Learning Network

The Educare Learning Network was created by Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund in 2003. The Network has since grown to include Educare schools, Head Start providers, school districts, philanthropists, researchers, policymakers and other like-minded early childhood champions. We build strong public-private partnerships across the country to create strong schools and longtime champions who will amplify our call for change. Together, we can accomplish our shared goal of helping our most vulnerable children enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Continually Learning

The Educare team, a national staff housed at Start Early and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, delivers technical assistance and training to leaders at each Educare school to support the implementation of Educare’s core features. The Network regularly brings school staff together to share successful strategies and learn from each other as well as from top professionals in the early childhood field.

Sharing Our Expertise

We share our expertise with educators, researchers and policymakers so they can strengthen their own communities. As part of the federal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships grants awarded in 2014, 11 Educare organizations are working with 117 child-care providers to improve the quality of services they offer to nearly 2,200 low-income infants, toddlers and their families.

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