Educare New Orleans
Educare New Orleans, the 19th school opened in the Educare Learning Network and first in the Gulf South, is an early childhood learning program annually serving 168 at-risk children, ages birth to five years. Operated and managed by Kingsley House, Educare New Orleans is part of a broad community redevelopment effort led by the Bayou District Foundation that aims to revitalize an area of the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The Educare model works on a foundation of four primary pieces: program, place, partnership and platform. Educare New Orleans is a research-based program that prepares at-risk children for school; a specially-designed place that nurtures early learning and sends a bold message about the value of investing in the first five years; an innovative partnership between the public and private sectors to create a more efficient, more effective early learning program; and a compelling platform to drive change among policymakers, business leaders and early childhood providers by demonstrating what quality early learning looks like.