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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

Online Courses Help Teachers Learn Strategies for Supporting DLLs

We see our focus on supporting dual language learners as a matter of equity. Learn more about how we're changing our policies to nurture children’s language development at home and in the classroom.

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Educare closes classrooms and suspends FRC programming through April 3

Action taken in accordance with county-wide precautions to stop spread of COVID-19. Resources available to families impacted by closure.

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San Jose Spotlight

Early learning center in East San Jose is a jewel

High-quality early childhood experiences have proven to level the playing field for low-income children and to help them graduate from high school, ready for college or a career.

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Face of Philanthropy 2019

Amelia Morales Vargas is highlighted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2019 Face of Philanthropy for her work with our families in our Family Resource Center!

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Educare California at Silicon Valley

Shawn Gerth tapped to lead Educare California at Silicon Valley

Experienced education administrator to revitalize early learning center’s advocacy, services and partnerships for low-income families

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New America

Training caregives to get kids ready for school

See how our partnership with Franklin-McKinley School District and Franklin-McKinley Children's Initiative is aligning professional development work with the training for caregivers of young children to build a system of support for children from birth through third grade.

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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.

Educare California at Silicon Valley Newsletters

Read more about our high-quality early learning services and educators who narrow the opportunity gap for low-income children and their families.

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Winter 2020

We've been busy implementing Dual Language Learner programs, transforming our classrooms, and supporting the 2020 Census.

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Fall 2019

We're starting the 2019-20 school year with a new executive director, enhanced outdoor learning area, and an Open House!

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Summer 2019

Supporting educator mental health through the EMBRACE mindfulness model, "Joy of Reading" Spirit Week, Professional Development Institute highlights, community resources, and more!

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Spring 2019

Two-generation approach to education, all-staff retreat, Professional Development Institute highlights, Educare in the news, initiatives in the community, and Red Nose Day

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Winter 2019

Two-generation approach encourages reading, parenting workshops, Gratitude Art Day, Professional Development Institute highlights, board leadership, yoga, and annual appeal recap

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Summer 2018

Help us welcome Kidango, check out our distinguished speaker series, see our outdoor beautification project, and more!

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Spring 2018

New outdoor learning space, family engagement initiative, national conference presentation, and policy

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Winter 2018

A look at recent milestones, pilot programs, and professional development

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Summer 2017

Mud Day, Teacher of the Year, new board members, and mentions

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Spring 2017

Data dashboard, DC National Conference, policy updates, and more!

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Winter 2017

New programs, volunteers, and research results!

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Fall 2016

Educare receives highest quality rating, welcomes new board members, and more!

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Summer 2016

Meet our Family Engagement Specialist Team + more!