The Educare Learning Network was created by the Ounce of Prevention Fund and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund in 2003. The Network has since grown to include Educare schools, Head Start providers, school districts, philanthropists, researchers, policymakers and other like-minded early childhood champions. We build strong public-private partnerships across the country to create strong schools and longtime champions who will amplify our call for change. Educare Learning Network is shifting the landscape for the professionalization of early learning by increasing access to high quality early learning for all children. Through expert evaluation partners, the Educare Learning Network is producing research and publishing journal articles that are advancing the field of early learning. Together, we can accomplish our shared goals of helping every child succeed, and eliminating opportunity gaps.
Educare Seattle was the first network school on the West Coast, providing high quality early learning programs for over 140 children from ages four weeks to five years. We are a key player influencing national and state policy for subsidy reform, demonstrating high quality programming, aligning early learning and K-3rd Grade systems and establishing community partnerships that expand access for young children. Educare Seattle serves as a training hub for implementing high quality practices and hosts regular tours with early learning professionals, leaders, funders and policymakers.
Educare Seattle is operated by Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). PSESD's mission is success for every child and to eliminate the opportunity gap by leading with racial equity. PSESD is striving to become an Antiracist Multicultural Organization. PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state-approved private schools in Washington. Educational Service Districts, created by the legislature, are an essential regional delivery system for early learning and K-postsecondary services in the state. Educational Service Districts improve the quality, equity, and efficiency of educational programs through partnerships with K-12 education, early learning, higher education, and public and private organizations. We coordinate 100+ programs in King and Pierce counties, including Bainbridge Island, and employ more than 400 staff members including administrators, educators and support personnel.