What is the purpose of the Dunbar Learning Complex?

Using a two-generation approach, the Dunbar Learning Complex — home to Educare Atlanta and Dunbar Elementary School — aims to demonstrate how to provide comprehensive supports to children from birth through age eight and their families. Educare Atlanta is a high-quality early childhood school that provides child-centered and family-focused educational, physical, social and emotional programs and services to children and their families to prepare children for success in elementary school. As these children transition into Dunbar Elementary School, they continue to receive high-quality instruction and supports designed to ensure that they are proficient readers by the end of third grade. Through independent and in-house evaluations, the staff at both schools are measuring the children’s progress to strengthen the case for providing high-quality, literacy-focused and seamless instruction for all children, including those from low-income families.