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"Meet The Need": Day 29 | Educare, Carol Howard

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Listen: Throughout our Meet The Need campaign, we've heard from a number of organizations solving problems on the front end, attacking need before it begins. On Day 30 of 50, we meet Educare, a group taking that preventative approach all the way to the beginning, providing full-day, full-year, high quality early education and care  for children aged 0-5, as well as support for their families, in Milwaukee’s central city.

In these three pieces, Site Director Carol Howard shares what a high quality early childhood education center in Metcalfe Park looks like:

-In this piece, Carol comments "...when we first opened the doors, some families in the community thought, 'We can't bring our kids there -- it's kinda too fancy. It's not for our kids.'" This statement highlights one of the major reasons why Educare makes so much sense -- if communities like Metcalfe Park lacks access to high quality education and care, can the neighborhood's children be expected to succeed?


-It's becoming more and more clear, even from an economic standpoint, that if we get to at-risk children from the very beginning, they are much more likely to live productive and successful lives as they move forward:


-Educare takes a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of their children. They go beyond the classroom, ensuring their children's families have adequate housing and food, as the problems a child experiences in the classroom are compounded if their basic needs aren't met:


Follow this link more information on the Educare Center Of Milwaukee, and if you'd like to help them meet their needs this holiday season, learn how you can help here.

Produced by: Adam Carr