Our Story

Tulsa Educare opened its first school adjacent to Kendall-Whittier Elementary in 2006 as part of CAP Tulsa. In 2010, we continued our growth by opening a second school next to Hawthorne Elementary, and we became an independent entity. Our third school opened in 2012 and is located near MacArthur Elementary. In 2020, our fourth school opened next to Celia Clinton Elementary, becoming the 25th school in the Educare Learning Network. 

Also in 2020, we launched Early Learning Works, an evolution of our Beyond the Walls program, which offers programming, tools, and services to the community and home child care providers, as well as partnering with community and faith-based organizations to promote literacy and learning for children birth through eight. 

Today, we have a dedicated team of nearly 300 caring people providing services to over 650 children and their families and over 100 licensed child care providers. As experts in early childhood development, we provide high-quality early learning and services that promote overall child well-being.

Reports and Documents

The first Educare school opens in Chicago
Our School at Kendall-Whittier opens as part of Tulsa's Community Action Project. This is the 4th Educare school in the nation.
Tulsa Educare at Hawthorne opens as the tenth Educare school in the nation. Tulsa Educare becomes Its own entity.
Our School at MacArthur opens, making Tulsa the first city with three Educare schools, and Oklahoma the first state with four.
Our Beyond the Walls program evolves into Early Learning Works, and our School at Celia Clinton opens- becoming the 25th Educare school in the nation.
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Our Team

Cindy Decker Portrait
Cindy Decker

Executive Director

Lindsey Asher Portrait
Lindsey Asher

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nicole Kirkland

Director of School Leadership, Planning, and Development

Brad Weber Portrait
Brad Weber

Director of Finance

Brittany Egger
Brittany Egger

Director of Partnerships, Admissions, and Compliance

Maria Palacios
Maria Palacios

Director of Early Learning Works

Our Partners

Our work would not be possible without the myriad of support from funders, partner organizations, friends, colleagues, and parents. Thank you for your generous support and partnership in creating a world where a young child’s income, adverse experiences, and race do not predict their life success.

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