Priceless early care and education
Educare DC, a nationally accredited Head Start provider, is your partner for preparing your child for success in school and life. Safe, fun, and challenging, Educare unleashes your child’s curiosity to build a lifetime love of learning—providing the highest quality care and education to families.
"At Educare DC, we see the brilliance of our children every day, and the wild and infinite potential they hold. We celebrate their inherent worth, and are driven by our vision for a future in which all children have equal opportunity to reach their full potential – a future which is far too often not a reality for Black children and their families." Read full statement here.
Educare works. Confident, capable, respectful, and able to work with others—children who attend Educare have the skills they need to do well in kindergarten and beyond. We partner with parents, use a curriculum that’s proven to work—and we’re always improving.
The best Head Start.
We serve children eligible for Early Head Start and Head Start—prenatal to 5 years—with a year-round weekday program. Open from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Three teachers in each class. Healthy breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack are included at no charge. All in our beautiful indoor/outdoor facility.
High-quality, effective programs.
Educare does everything research shows works best: child-centric project-based learning, pre-literacy, early math, and a focus on developing social, emotional and behavioral skills.
Our family engagement specialists provide health, wellness, and custom supports for children with special needs. Educare DC outscores other DC pre-K programs on quality assessments.
We count on generous donors to go above and beyond a typical Head Start school and create better child outcomes.
Our high teacher-child ratio, state-of-the-art facility, research program, and intentional partnerships all maximize our impact.