This August, we opened with two diverse classes of 27 three-year-olds. We are grateful to be located inside the historic Craig Building in partnership with the Homer Plessy Community School. Here is a glimpse of our first week of school.
Early Partners was founded by a career educator and new mom after recognizing the inequities in early childhood education and childcare. After completing the Tiny and Essential Fellowships with 4.0 Schools, she launched a summer pilot in 2018 through the Summer Simulator program funded by New Schools Venture Fund. The program served a racially and socio-economically diverse group of children ages 3-4 and was met with 100% parent satisfaction. Measured by a nationally normed assessment screener for school readiness, 91% of our students improved in overall development.
During the 2021-2022 school year, Early Partners will launch a year-long pilot in the former Joseph Craig building, now Homer Plessy Community School, in Tremé. Our two preschool classrooms will be compromised of an intentionally diverse group of children and will showcase our child-centered approach to learning. In partnership with the Windsor Court Hotel, we are excited to provide weekly workshops for parents, aimed at building leadership capacity to be strong advocates for their children as they enter the traditional school system.
Our first center will open in August 2022 at the redevelopment of Charity Hospital in downtown New Orleans. With over 11,000 square feet of custom designed space to facilitate exploration, open-ended play, and creativity, Early Partners at Charity will set a new bar for early learning centers in the region. Early Partners is for employers looking to add childcare as a benefit for working parents. Space is limited but still available. Contact us today.
Early Partners admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.