Oklahoma City Educare is a very high quality early childhood education program. The core features include:
A Program to eliminate the achievement gap for children before entering school
Full day, full year program for children six weeks to five years of age and their families
Classrooms with high staff – child ratio & small class size
Each classroom has a teacher who holds a bachelor’s degree, and a teacher with an associate’s degree.
Each pod of four classrooms has a Master level teacher with early childhood classroom experience
Continuity of Care – each child stays with the same teacher for the first three years to develop secure relationships
Research based curriculum for positive school readiness outcomes
Curriculum has an emphasis in language and literacy in addition to social-emotional development
Seamless transition plans with the public schools
Interdisciplinary approach to meet the needs of the whole child
Nutritious home cooked made-from-scratch meals prepared on site
On-site mental health specialist to assist parents and teachers
Specific focus on family engagement, goal setting, advocacy, parent education & involvement
On-site family support with resource and referral as needed
Oklahoma City Educare uses research based curriculum and strategies to produce positive child outcomes. The focus is on school readiness because we know that children come to us at different developmental levels and experiences (good and bad). We first begin by building relationships in safe, secure environments and then the cognitive and language development can occur along with the social-emotional development. Through experiences and emotional exchanges, the child’s development occurs. Our job is to observe, interpret, document, plan and assist with implementing the next experience. The teacher, parent and child are researchers and explore possibilities together through observations and documentation.