Who We Are

Our Partners

YMCA

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of the Tulsa community.

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Tulsa Children's Project

The purpose of the Tulsa Children’s Project (TCP) is to provide a highly integrated set of proven interventions to maximize the health and development of children enrolled in Tulsa Educare, Inc.

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Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma distributes food and other grocery items to 450 Partner Programs in eastern Oklahoma.

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Educare Learning Network

The network works together as a catalyst for change – leveling the academic playing field for very young children at risk for school failure while also boosting the imaginations of key decision makers.

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Health and Human Services - Office of Head Start

A national program that promotes school readiness.  Educare receives funding for EHS slots and uses the Head Start Performance Standards as a foundation.

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Tulsa Public Schools

Our public school partner that provides land to build our schools, partners with us on alignment of curriculum, provides services to our children with IEP and works closely to transition the children and parents into the school system.

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University of Oklahoma/Tulsa

Educare works closely with OU as our local evaluation partner.  We also partner with the Early Childhood Bachelor Degree program, Tulsa Children’s Project, and the School of Community Medicine.

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Oklahoma State Department of Education

Educare partners with OSDE through public funds for serving four-year-olds and with Sooner Start to ensure children that need early intervention services are receiving them.

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Department of Human Services

DHS is the agency that licenses our program, ensures we are following minimum state regulations and provides a contract for child care subsidy.

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Community Action Project - State Pilot Project

A non-profit anti-poverty agency that is instrumental in raising the quality of early childhood through the $25M State Early Childhood Pilot program grant, from which Tulsa Educare receives funding.

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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the leader in early childhood research for the Educare schools.

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National Association for the Education of Young Children

A professional organization which promotes excellence in early childhood education through its accreditation process.  Tulsa Educare is a participant of the NAEYC accreditation process.

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Buffett Early Childhood Fund

A leading foundation which invests in young children and their families. The fund believes “education” to encompass the first five years of life through an integrated approach and to establish a more level playing field for all children as they enter kindergarten.

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George Kaiser Family Foundation

A charitable organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through investments in early childhood education, community health, social services and civic enhancement.  George Kaiser Family Foundation is the anchor funder of Tulsa Educare.

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Conscious Discipline

A comprehensive classroom management program and socio-emotional curriculum that we use as a model to help children learn self control and how to manage their emotions.

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