Educare California at Silicon Valley

Updated School Closure Information and Resources

Educare California at Silicon Valley serves as a model early learning school and the region’s leading professional development and research institute. Located in San José’s Franklin-McKinley School District, the school is a laboratory for teacher training and high-quality early learning. Teachers work with children to develop literacy and early math skills, as well as social-emotional skills: the ability to focus on a task, persistence, impulse control and cooperation with peers.

The 34,000-square-foot school contains a Teacher Professional Development Institute, learning technology for the teacher training programs, 16 state-of-the-art classrooms, multiple indoor and outdoor learning spaces, and a resource center for families and the community.


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Educare California at Silicon Valley
1399 Santee Drive
San Jose, CA 95122

Quick Facts:

  • Serves 168 children birth to age five and their families
  • Opened September 2015
  • Partners: AT&T, Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Children’s Discovery Museum of San José, Cisco, De Anza College, East Side Union High School District, Educare Learning Network, First 5 California, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, Franklin-McKinley Children’s Initiative, Catholic Charities, Franklin-McKinley School District, Green Standards, The Health Trust, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The Heising-Simons Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation, The Opportunity Fund, Ounce of Prevention Fund, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Perkins Coie, Polaris Associates, San José Public Library, Santa Clara County Office of Education, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Sugimura Finney Architects, US Bank, Verizon, and Warmenhoven Family Foundation