The Urban Child Study Center goes 2GEN

2gen_n-patton-terryLed by our partners at Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers, Educare Atlanta hosted its third annual Educare Two-Generation (2GEN) Acceleration Peer-Learning Exchange in Phoenix, AZ.  The peer learning exchange served as an opportunity for Educare Atlanta to create a network with its sister Educare schools in New Orleans, Central Maine, and Arizona to develop and implement 2GEN programs. 2GEN approaches are focused on improving the lives of vulnerable children and their parents equally and simultaneously. 2gen_ucsc Our partners at the Dunbar Early Learning Campus have been leaders in bringing 2GEN programming to the Atlanta area, where children receive high quality early education at Educare Atlanta, parents receive workforce and economic development support from The Center for Working Families, and the family receives health, wellness, and community engagement support from the United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  The Urban Child Study Center has participated in the exchange each year as the Local Evaluation Partner for Educare Atlanta.  Lessons learned from the exchange will be used to spread 2GEN locally throughout Sheltering Arms centers and nationally throughout the  Educare Learning Network. The peer learning exchange was made possible with generous support from the Buffett Early Learning Fund and guidance from Ascend at the Aspen Institute.

 

For more information about Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers, please see: https://www.shelteringarmsforkids.com/

For more information about The Center for Working Families, please see: http://tcwfi.org/

For more information about The Dunbar Early Learning Campus, please see: http://dunbarlearningcomplex.org/

For more information about Educare, please see: https://www.educareschools.org/

For more information about 2GEN and Ascend at the Aspen Institute, please see: http://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/pages/the-two-generation-approach