Omaha Public Radio News
4:26 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Educare breaks ground on South Omaha facility

Omaha, NE – Educare is preparing to begin construction on its second site in Omaha. Educare of Omaha-South will provide child care and education for 200 low-income children.

Omaha is one of only six cities nationwide with an Educare facility. Educare focuses on the total development of a child, including social, cognitive, physical, and intellectual. The goal is to close the achievement gap by preparing at-risk students for kindergarten.

Jessie Rasmussen of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund says Educare provides a high-quality education with small class sizes. Each classroom has three teachers for only a few students.

Educare of Omaha-South is scheduled to open in August 2009.