Educare of West DuPage is full-day, full-year program to prepare young,
at-risk children for school by implementing the approaches and practices
that science tells us are necessary to help young children grow up safe,
healthy and eager to learn.
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The Educare model was developed to address this need and to begin to narrow the
achievement gap for low-income young children. Each Educare center combines available
public funding from existing early childhood programs to deliver the highest-quality
early childhood education and care to young children in its community.
Each program puts into practice the latest science, research, and evidenced-based
strategies to help vulnerable infants, toddlers and preschoolers build the skills
they need to arrive at kindergarten safe, healthy, eager to learn, and ready for
school. Public and private investments in quality early childhood programs like
Educare reduce the need for future expenditures on special education placements,
public assistance, workforce training and law enforcement programs. These investments
are critical to securing the future health and success of individual children and
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Across DuPage County, schools have been experiencing a dramatic rise in the number of at-risk children entering Kindergarten.
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Educare of West DuPage is a full-day, high-quality early childhood center where children most at-risk for school failure can enter kindergarten engaged, healthy, eager to learn, and ready to succeed.
Educare of West DuPage is a place that nurtures early learning, is a beacon of hope for the community and sends a firm message that we must invest in early childhood – because children are born learning.
A place where children will find a warm, healthy, caring environment that fosters learning.
A place where children and their families will see that they are valued in their community.
A place where community participants are welcomed for training and events.
Educare of West DuPage is full-day, full-year program to prepare young, at-risk children for school by implementing the approaches and practices that science tells us are necessary to help young children grow up safe, healthy and eager to learn.
A program for children to experience, learn and grow in a nurturing, research-based educational environment.
A program preparing children to enter kindergarten engaged, healthy, and ready to succeed.
A program where families are valued and given the information and support they need to help their children succeed.
Educare of West DuPage is a partnership between the private and public sectors to create a high-quality, birth-to-five program that closes the achievement gap for at-risk children.
A partnership between the school district, community-based agencies, and private philanthropists.
A partnership bound by contract committing to joint governance, and long-term support.
A partnership with a vision to better prepare disadvantaged children to succeed in school and in life.
Educare of West DuPage is platform for change with each Educare center serving as a "showroom for quality" and a catalyst to drive broader policy and systems change at the state level and nationally.
An opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.
An opportunity to mentor other communities on advancing quality, research-based early childhood education.
An opportunity to serve as a platform for policy change in Illinois and nationally.
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Bringing Quality Education to the West Chicago Area03 April 2014In an article posted by Confronting Suburban Poverty it illustrates the need for high quality Pre-K programs in America. It also showcases how District 33 in West Chicago began seeing a rise in low income student families and how they went about finding a solution for their needs. Click the link below to read this article now.
Educare of West DuPage to Celebrate Grand Opening14 September 2012State and local leaders will celebrate the grand opening of Educare of West DuPage at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 21. The new $10 million, state-of-the-art school provides high-quality early childhood education aimed at narrowing the achievement gap for low-income children in West Chicago....
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