Educare New Orleans opened in 2013 in the Gentilly neighborhood at Columbia Parc as a part of a broad community redevelopment effort led by the Bayou District Foundation—an organization that revitalized an area of the city previously devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Educare New Orleans is the first step in the foundation’s “cradle to college” education resources in the neighborhood. The school building is a combination of new construction and the renovation of former public housing buildings.
Educare New Orleans is part of the Educare Early Learning Network (ELN), a national network of high quality schools, which was created by the Ounce of Prevention Fund and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund in 2003, and has grown to include 24 Educare schools nationally.
Educare New Orleans became the first school in the Educare Learning Network in the Gulf South, and is operated by Kingsley House, a leader in early childhood education serving more than 700 children and their families in the Greater New Orleans area, ENO provides a memorable place of early learning for our children.
Educare New Orleans earned its NAEYC Accreditation in 2018. Our Early Childhood Educators receive optimal training through the Gulf Coast Teacher Training Academy (GCTTA) based out of the school. Educare’s commitment to quality early education continues to be a source of hope for our recovering community, allowing working parents to know that their children will gain the skills they need to be ready for kindergarten and beyond.