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Is EduCare a franchise?
No, EduCare is a privately owned for-profit corporation based in Hiawatha, Iowa.
Are your teachers certified?
All teachers who work with any EduCare program must be certified teachers with the exception of selected tutors in the area of higher level math.
Do you require background checks for all of your staff?
Yes, all EduCare staff must pass a rigorous background check prior to employment with EduCare.
Do you require an assessment if I would like to enroll my child in the learning center for remedial basic-skills work?
No, EduCare does not require a diagnostic assessment prior to enrollment in a learning center program. Diagnostic assessment is available for those parents who request a standardized assessment of basic skills in reading, written expression, and/or math. Assessments are scheduled on an arranged basis with the center director.
When I enroll my child, do you contact the school and visit with my child’s teacher?
EduCare will contact each student’s teacher(s) at school if parents sign a consent for release of information at registration.
Do I have to sign a contract to enroll my child for an EduCare program?
No, EduCare does not require parents to sign contracts or commit to a “minimum” number of lessons.
What is the EduCare guarantee?
EduCare guarantees the equivalent of one full grade level of academic growth after 40 one-hour lessons in the areas of reading comprehension, and/or math computation. Pre- and post-assessments must be conducted at EduCare for the guarantee to be in effect.
What is the student-teacher ratio at EduCare?
EduCare teachers work with no more than three students at one time. Student groupings are based on grade level whenever possible.
What kind of progress reports can I expect?
EduCare teachers meet briefly with parents at the end of each to lesson to provide parents with a first-hand report on the rate and degree of student progress. Parents may request a more thorough report from the center director at any time.
May we visit the center prior to making a decision about enrollment?
Yes, parents/guardians are always welcome to visit the center. Visits may be arranged by contacting the center director.


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