Our Framework

EduDream combines Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation (CREE) principles and rigorous research methods to produce insights that catalyze impactful action — with, and for, communities.

Our Process

EduDream approaches every partnership in a collaborative manner and embeds CREE principles across our work.

Our Work

High-quality, rigorous, and accessible work that will empower and motivate you to make decisions grounded in equity and evidence-based practices.

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Collaborative research that elevates the voices of racially and economically diverse students, families, and communities.

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A multi-year, actionable research initiative generating evidence to advance policy dialogue on K12 education.

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About Us

EduDream is a Latina-founded, women-owned, and equity-focused research consulting firm that partners with nonprofits, foundations, and education institutions to provide culturally responsive and community-centered research and strategy. Led by a team of experts, EduDream redefines what’s possible for education research.

Effingham County

We performed a childcare landscape analysis for Effingham County, Illinois

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The Project Background

In recent years, the discrepancies between childcare supply and demand have spiked across the country; with the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing workforce shortages fueling these increases.

Many have been left asking, what does this mean for the future of childcare?

EduDream partnered with the Effingham Regional Growth Alliance’s Effingham County Childcare Research Committee to perform a childcare landscape analysis to help guide their ongoing efforts to address the county’s early childcare needs.

The Project Goals

The primary objectives of this project were to (1) determine the current availability of childcare services in Effingham as well as past patterns and (2) gauge any potential gaps in the county’s present and future childcare landscape.

Three overarching research questions guided the data collection and analysis:

  • What childcare services are currently available for families in Effingham County, Illinois?
  • What shifts have occurred in the availability of childcare services in Effingham County, Illinois in the last 5-10 years?
  • What is the projected future demand for childcare services in Effingham County, Illinois?

The Project Outcome

EduDream created a fact sheet that highlights the current availability and the projected future needs for childcare services in their county. EduDream also presented the research findings to their team and community members. Watch the Community Webinar below: