Educare and Beyond

Two Pre-K children looking at books.

The Educare Implementation Study at the University of Maine is part of a national project that documents the features of Educare Schools. The purpose of the study is to support the mission of Educare, which is a researched-based program that prepares young at-risk children for school and which serves as a platform for quality early learning programming. This project includes a study of Educare “Beyond the Walls,” which expands the data-driven early childhood model to child care settings outside of the actual Educare building.

Staff affiliated with the University of Maine will collect data at Educare Central Maine, a program of Kennebec Valley Community Action Program in Waterville, and at child care centers and family child care homes in the Skowhegan area. Well known assessments, observations, and interview items are used in full-day full-year settings. Results are shared with teacher, administrators, and other stakeholders at Educare Central Maine and Beyond to be used for program improvement.

Funding Source

Educare Central Maine

Funding Period

Augusta 1, 2015 to July 31, 2017

Project Personnel

Alan Cobo-Lewis, Ph.D., Principal Investigator at UMaine
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (UCEDD)
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 230
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1084
800.203.6957
207.581.1231 (Fax)
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
alanc@maine.edu

Jacqueline Wilson
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Rm 240
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1382
207.581.1084
800.203.6957
207.581.1231 (Fax)
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
jacqueline.wilson1@maine.edu

Angie Schickle
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
225 Western Avenue
Augusta, Maine 04330
207.623.3925 ext. 16
877.475.4800
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
207.629.5429 (Fax)
schickle@maine.edu

Links

Educare Central Maine