Collaborators Committed to Children’s Success
Educare schools are built on collaborations formed among philanthropists, school officials, and Head Start or Early Head Start providers. Collaborators work together with an Educare school site to narrow the achievement gap for underprivileged children in their own communities.
Collaborator Commitment – To secure the financing, program expertise, and public support essential to maintain Educare’s high quality standards.
Educare School Site Commitment – To serve as a high performing model of the value and vital need for early childhood education.
Leveraging Existing Funding
As one of its important purposes, the Educare Learning Network draws attention to how multiple, existing funding streams can be leveraged more effectively to support Educare’s comprehensive program. For example, innovative public-private collaborations throughout the Educare Learning Network braid together the following funding sources:
- State and local education funding
- Federal Head Start and Early Head Start funds
- Child care reimbursements
- Parent co-payments
- Financial and in-kind support from individual donors, foundations, and corporations
Educare Arizona Collaborators
The Educare Arizona board collaborates with the local health care community, higher education, and a wide array of social service providers to ensure that Educare Arizona offers a truly comprehensive center of excellence.
We deeply appreciate the following Educare Arizona stakeholders and visionary leaders who work together to ensure a healthy society rooted in healthy development for all our children: Balsz Elementary School District, Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Ibis Foundation of Arizona, Southwest Human Development, the Steve Nash Foundation, the Whiteman Foundation, and other local and national foundations.