Grand Opening Iowa City
EduCare Learning Centers, Inc. was founded on June 30th, 1993 by Dr. Kevin J. and Rebecca M. McCarville of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The company is privately owned and independently operated.
Learning Centers: 1993
The company's initial programs in 1993 consisted exclusively of learning center tutorial services offered at sites in the two eastern Iowa communities of Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Included in the learning center services were individualized remedial reading and math programs, study skills seminars, ACT/SAT prep, homework support, and diagnostic assessment.
Contract Services: 1995
In 1995, the EduCare Contracted Services division of the company was formed to support the delivery of contracted educational services. That fall, EduCare became the first Iowa-based company to deliver educational services on site at area schools and institutions. Contracts were secured with two Cedar Rapids elementary schools and one residential treatment facility to deliver Title I remedial reading and math services.
In the fall of 1997, the contracted services offerings were expanded to include proprietary programs for K-12 special education and at-risk educational services in the eastern and western regions of the state of Iowa. In 2003, EduCare was approved by the Iowa Department of Education as a Supplemental Educational Services provider for qualifying schools under the federal NCLB law. To date, EduCare is the largest for-profit supplemental services provider in the state of Iowa.
KeBecca Software™: 2005
In 2005, the KeBecca Software™ and Services division of the company was formed to support the development of proprietary educational software.
KeBecca Comprehensive™ is a standards-based, data-driven software package for K-12 special education teachers. The software enables teacher to manage and evaluate students’ individualized instructional and behavioral management programs.
The EduCare company of today bears only a passing resemblance to the early model first launched in summer of 1993. One constant of the company, however, regardless of program expansion or growth over time, continues to be the unwavering commitment to program quality, personal and professional integrity, and exceptional customer service. And, grounded on those core values, EduCare looks forward to a future of industry-leading service to the educational community.