Rendering of the Educare facility
From a press release:
Groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction of a $12-million, state-of-the-art Educare school providing early childhood education aimed at closing the achievement gap for children in poverty. Scheduled to open in early 2012, Educare of Washington, DC, will provide direct services to 171 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their families and offer full-day, full-year programming along with space for community gatherings.
In addition to serving families in the Parkside-Kenilworth communities, Educare will provide technical assistance and training to support a new effort aimed at raising the quality of birth-to-five services for hundreds more at-risk children in Wards 5, 7, and 8 – areas of the district with the highest concentrations of poverty.