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Educare California at Silicon Valley in the News

Educare California at Silicon Valley is a beacon of early learning for low-income children and families, and we are honored that our innovative early learning work has been featured in media. Discover our latest accomplishments by reading the stories below.

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New America

Focus San Jose

New America’s community profile of innovative early learning in San Jose mentions Educare and our many partners, including Starting Smart and Strong Initiative, Franklin-McKinley School District, and quotes from board members Juan Cruz and Jolene Smith. See the full article here.

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Learning from California

New America's report, Lessons from Three California Communities on Strengthening Early Education, focuses on the family engagement, professional development, data collection, and partnership supports of early learning that make Educare a beacon of high-quality early learning.

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The Hechinger Report

How three California communities are trying to improve preschool for vulnerable students

This article highlights the work at innovative early learning centers and preschools in San Jose, Oakland, and Fresno -- including Educare -- around low-income children.

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Shannon Hunt-Scott, Charles Bullock Join Board of Directors for Educare California of Silicon Valley

New directors bring diverse perspectives to board of innovative early childhood education center.


The Mercury News

Menlo Park school district’s expanded preschool would be free to needy families

Visiting Educare helped Menlo Park City School District decide to expand early learning opportunities.


The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

A beacon for quality early learning

This blog post examines the need for affordable, high quality early education, the Educare Model, and Educare’s impact on families.


New America

Barely Hanging On: The Acrobatics of Funding High Quality Child Care for Young Children

This article tackles the challenges of funding high quality care and learning experiences for young children.

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KBAY (radio)

Sam Van Zandt interview with Juan Cruz

Board member and Franklin-McKinley School District Superintendent Juan Cruz discusses the early learning.


First 5 California

FOCUS Newsletter

Board member and First 5 CA Executive Director Camille Maben highlights our family resource center and growth.


Silicon Valley Business Journal

How Adobe solved its old furniture problem might work for your company, too

Adobe and Green Standards partnered to keep used furniture out of landfills by donating them to nonprofits like Educare.


Santa Cruz Sentinel

Low-income kids gain in kindergarten

Parent engagement and investments in early learning have improved the kindergarten readiness of low-income kids.

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The Mercury News

U.S. kindergarten gains: Who gets the credit?

A study shows a narrowing gap in kindergarten readiness between poor and middle-class kids.

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California County Superintendents – COE Spotlight

Educare California at Silicon Valley Santa Clara County Office of Education

A look at the interventions and outcomes of Educare California at Silicon Valley.

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Marketplace Business News

Preschool serves low-income San Jose neighborhood

A profile of Educare California at Silicon Valley and the community we serve.

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In an impoverished Silicon Valley neighborhood, a bold approach to preschool

Meeting a community need with a bold vision: bring the early education that affluent kids get to an impoverished area.

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Educare launches new era of early learning opportunities for Silicon Valley children

Educare opens its doors to the public in October 2015 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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The Mercury News

Educare: Care center for babies and young children opens in San Jose

This article covers Educare’s opening and the planning and public-private partnership that made it possible.

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The Atlantic

Building a Better, Smarter Daycare

Educare California at Silicon Valley was a finalist for the 2015 Renewal Awards, a collaborative effort between Atlantic Media and Allstate Insurance.

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Educare early childhood education school and teacher professional development institute to break ground

Construction of the Educare California at Silicon Valley center breaks ground in June 2014.

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The Mercury News

Educare campus in Santee area has potential to transform early education in Silicon Valley

This op-ed outlines the benefits that Educare California Silicon Valley will bring to the Santee community.

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Final phase of capital campaign

Partners announce $11 million to build Educare California at Silicon Valley to close the achievement gap.