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Educare Opens

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I had the chance to visit the Oklahoma City Educare site on its first day Monday. It looks like such a fun place for children. Organizers say the center will provide high quality child care where lower-income children can learn and receive services they need. Throughout the building, I found touches especially for children like spinning wood blocks on the walls for when they stand in line and on the playground recycled tanks made into drums. Children practice family-style eating in their rooms with their teachers. When it’s lunch time, children learn to serve themselves, eat and talk with each other and then clean  up and brush their teeth. Many organizations and people throughout Oklahoma City worked to raise the $9.3 million to build and equip the building at 500 SE Grand. Now they’re raising money for an endowment and organizations also have committed to give annually to the $3 million operating budget. Here are some pictures from the first day.

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