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 2017, 18 children were served with 4,397 hours of childcare and 1,705 nutritious meals.
As part of the Transitional Living Center Program, EduCare is an onsite licensed daycare for the children that reside or are alumnae of TLC. Childcare consists of a nurturing environment for toddlers, a preschool program, and afterschool/summer program for school-aged children, and a USDA-funded food program for the children in our care. This allows the parents to pursue work, school, or other needed services while living at the Transitional Living Center.
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.