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-quali ed teachers, research-based curriculum and assessments and family engagement are essential to nurturing young bodies and minds.


Recent news

Better-qualified teachers can improve the quality of early care and education

July 23rd, 2016|

An early care and education workforce that is appropriately skilled and trained is a major contributor to achieving the best possible child and family outcomes. 80 early care and education teachers are now better qualified [...]

The Center hosts the White House Regional Summit on Dual Language Learning

May 10th, 2016|

Seventy-two percent of Miami-Dade's population speak a language other than English at home. The Center's Demonstration School, Educare Miami-Dade meets the needs of our community by providing a high-quality dual-language program for children and their [...]

In year one of a federal grant, United Way of Miami-Dade invests $4.5 million to raise the quality of early care and education in high-need communities

May 9th, 2016|

United Way Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership is serving 320 children, 17 early education sites and more than 100 early education professionals In December 2014, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded [...]