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Educate. Demonstrate. Advocate.

The Center models evidence-based practices through its Demonstration School, Educare of Miami-Dade. It shares those practices with adult learners including families, educators and early care and education providers, and works with business leaders and lawmakers to raise the standards of early care and education and support sustainable and lasting change.

Quality early education:
An investment in our future

The early years of a child’s life are a critical time for brain development. A child’s early experiences can have a positive impact on their current development as well as brain connections that will last a lifetime. The evidence is convincingly clear, we know that high-quality early learning programs, which include well-qualifed teachers, research-based curriculum and assessments and family engagement are essential to nurturing young bodies and minds.

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Since the Center
opened its doors…

32,525
EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS have benefitted from professional learning opportunities.

634
EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS AND PROFESSIONALS have graduated from the Early Childhood Program Administrator’s Institute (ECPAI) which helped improve the quality of 470 programs in our community.

In just one decade, together with many early education partners, we provided:

14,915
children with quality early interventions and experiences that increased their chances for success in school and in life.
20,476
total hours of professional learning to 32,525 early care and education professionals.
1,280
early care and education programs with quality enhancement services.

Recent news

A matter of degrees: Demonstration School teachers pursue higher education

November 3rd, 2017|

Teacher effectiveness is among the most important factors impacting the quality of early care and education. When teachers pursue a higher education degree in early childhood education, they are better equipped to support children’s development [...]

Giving men a voice in early childhood education

October 3rd, 2017|

Men can play a key role in the development and well-being of young children.  In many cases, however, men still have limited involvement in their child’s early care and education. The Demonstration School and the [...]

Going live on Facebook

September 1st, 2017|

Paula Moujalli, director of the Demonstration School, took to Facebook Live for nearly 11 minutes with Univision Contigo to stream a conversation about the importance of early childhood education. During the conversation, Paula talked about [...]