Educare works for each child and every child. We partner with parents and use teaching methods that are proven to work—and we’re always working on improving.
Educare DC’s local results over the last 5 years include:
- The longer children stay at EducareDC, we find improved social and emotional resilience
- Children have improved initiative to solve their own social problems which is associated with future school success
- Families who stay longer in our program show a decrease in parents stress associated with parenting
- Families who stay longer have an increase in their overall support system
- In 2018-2019, daily parent-child reading resulted in a 13% increase in their students’ Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) scores, which is one of the key measures of kindergarten readiness. These increased PPVT scores helped parents feel empowered and motivated.
- In 2017-2018, expressive communications for pre-kindergarteners also significantly improved, and students experienced a 33% increase in positive indicators on the Preschool Mental Health Climate Scale (PMHCS) from fall to spring.
Educare DC is also part of a nationwide network that researches early childhood education. Educare DC’s data was instrumental in helping with these results:
- Educare children are well prepared for kindergarten and beyond (Stein, Simon, & Britton, 2016)
- Teacher and assistant teacher race have an impact on the overall behavior problems of young children (read more here)
- Earlier introduction to high-quality early childhood programs has impacts for both monolingual and bilingual children (read more here)
- Helping to understand the mechanisms on teacher turnover and retention in the early childhood field (read more here)
- Creating meaningful partnerships between programs and researchers (Soliday Hong, S., Yazejian, N., Guss, S., Stein, A., Connors, M., Horm, D., & Kainz, K., 2019)
- Significant differences between children who go to Educare compared to those who do not in auditory language skills, early math skills, and parent-reported problem behaviors (read more here)