EduCare nurtures and supports all aspects of a child's development. We work to increase opportunities for individual achievement and to develop a stronger sense of individual value, empathy, and self awareness for each little boy or girl who walks through our door. In 2016, 23 children were served with 15,140 hours of childcare and 2,530 nutritious meals.
As part of the Transitional Living Center Program, Educare provides services seen in a typical preschool. You will find children coloring and learning their ABC's during class. You will also find EduCare teachers that are qualified to help children recovering from the trauma of homelessness, or reconnecting with their mom. Teachers also establish a positive partnership with parents to support the development, treatment and education of young children.
Part of that partnership includes weekly parenting groups where moms meet with staff to learn healthy parenting strategies and skills, breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness. This also enables our EduCare kiddos to flourish with stability in the classroom and at home.
Donate craft items or educational toys appropriate for children ages 1-13.
Donate diapers, baby wipes or view our wish list for EduCare.
Volunteer childcare support is offered during parenting support groups while the moms are learning how to best reconnect with and love their child.