History and the Early Learning Network Educare California at Silicon Valley opened in September 2015 as part of the Early Learning Network, a national network of 25 Educare Schools (and the first in the state of California). Together, the network of schools serve as a beacon for high-quality early learning in practice that can inform and inspire broader policy and systems change for young children and families at the local, state and national levels. Educare schools makes certain that financially disadvantaged young children have the best start to life. Educare’s comprehensive program incorporates what science says young children need to flourish. Our rigorous research shows that Educare works: the majority of our students enter kindergarten with the school readiness skills they need to succeed.