The Educare model is based on research from early childhood development, education, social work and other allied fields. Data utilization, embedded professional development, high quality teaching practices and intensive family engagement are the core features of the Educare model.
Our core features work together in a comprehensive and intentional strategy to build a foundation for high quality early childhood programs that help children from birth to age five grow up safe, healthy and eager to learn. Several years of evaluation demonstrate that when children leave Educare for elementary school, the majority are academically, socially and emotionally prepared for kindergarten.
We connect with community-based programs that help children and families access additional resources, including health and safety net services. Educare prepares children for success in school and life, and helps parents develop the skills they need to be a champion for their child’s education and prosperity.
Educare California at Silicon Valley is a welcoming, safe space for families, as well as a learning laboratory for high quality early learning for at-risk children and for teacher training.
The 28,000 square foot facility is located in San Jose’s Franklin-McKinley School District. Our free services are offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese to the Santee neighborhood and greater Bay Area community, including:
Educare's curriculum is based on more than 40 years of research into early childhood education. Teachers and staff regularly review and evaluate their success to inform future decision-making that will help children learn and grow. Our classroom model is successful and effective because of our:
Families are critical partners in everything we do at Educare. We believe that parents are children’s first and most important teachers, and empowering positive parenting and parent engagement in children’s lives – both in the classroom and at home – helps children to develop the critical skills for school and lifelong success.
We offer a range of positive parenting classes, health classes, and evidence-based trainings and workshops that empower parents and caregivers to support their child’s healthy holistic development and to advocate for them at school.