How is the Dunbar Learning Complex funded and financed? Is this financial model replicable?

The financial model that makes the Dunbar Learning Complex possible is replicable. It involves the blending of public and private funds to support the high-quality, seamless services and programs that are critical to child and family success. The average cost per child at Educare Atlanta is less than $14,000, the large majority of which is supported by public dollars. Public funding streams include Early Head Start, Head Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Georgia Pre-K, the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, Atlanta Housing Authority, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program and U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. In addition to these public sources, contributions from private entities help fill in the gaps to cover the high-quality, family-focused programming that children and families need.