CARES for Learning
At CARES for Learning, our mission is to make sure every child can read fluently by third grade, with mastery in the proven five essential components to reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
CARES will reduce educational disparities through evidence-based professional development. Our model is based on the science of reading and paired with the quality interactions needed to bring the science of reading into daily routines. We provide a springboard for early childhood development that research has shown to be highly effective.
Our programs for teachers and adult caregivers are evidence-based and proven to move students to identified targets for later reading success.
The values of CARES for Learning are in its name: Confident and capable Adults through Relationship and Evidence-based Support.
We achieve our mission by collaborating with schools, providers, and parents to create professional learning plans that are differentiated based on the unique context of each community. We leverage training, observation, and feedback as critical levers as we monitor progress toward a shared vision of confident and capable learners.
Currently, our SEEDS of Learning programs are implemented in classrooms and communities at OUSD, Education for Change Public Schools, Aspire Public Schools, KIPP Northern California, Community School for Creative Education, Urban Montessori, Saint Vincent’s Day Home, and City of Oakland Head Start.