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By investing in the first five years of life, we not only unlock the full potential of children, we also unlock the potential of families, communities and economy. We set the course for a brighter future of possibilities, especially for those living in poverty. 

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The Problem

The achievement gap begins well before kindergarten: as early as 9 months old

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How We Help

Educare expands family learning opportunities with new library

Every child and parent at Educare Chicago has a new place to indulge in a love of reading with the opening of the Howard and Sylvia Baskind Library inside the school. With more than 700 books for children and adults, the library is a welcoming environment inside the Educare Family Center that instills a love of learning in both children and parents.

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Recent News

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President proposes historic investment in early childhood education

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Ounce of Prevention Fund Explores Early Learning Issues in New Policy Conversations Series

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Renowned expert on early brain development to speak at Ounce of Prevention Fund luncheon

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