A high quality learning and development center partnering with families and communities to ensure school readiness for children birth to age five.
A partnership among Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, Waterville Public Schools, Buffett Early Childhood Fund,
and the Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation.
Since making the tough (but right) decision to close the doors of Educare two weeks ago, I have been humbled by the response of our devoted staff. From day one they sprang into action. Educare staff on all levels have been working non-stop to assure we stay as connected as possible with our children, families and community partners.
We’re making phone calls to check-in and assess needs, delivering necessary supplies, and ensuring that the learning and relationships don’t stop. Staff are reading stories, singing songs, leading yoga sessions, conducting parent teacher conferences and more, by phone, email and via virtual connections.
Through the stress, chaos and uncertainty, the one thing I know I can count on, is the genuine passion and love for this work that our staff at Educare have. I wanted to put together a cohesive message where staff could speak to our community from their hearts and join together in sadness and fear, hope, strength and love.
Educare Central Maine is a place where everyone feels safe; we needed to make sure our community knows we’re here for them and that despite the distance, we’re not going anywhere. We are Educare strong!