Who We Are

The importance of positive childhood experiences and their relation to future success in life is universally understood today, but this wasn’t so back in 1986 when Founder and President of Educational Playcare, Jane Porterfield completed her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Childcare options at that time were basically glorified babysitting with little in the way of an educational component. Jane wanted to be different. She wanted to provide children and families with an experience that would be both fun and educational. So when she considered a name for her new childcare business, she thought about the importance of play in order for learning to take place. She also knew the importance of providing a nurturing, secure, joyful, and stimulating environment. And so Educational Playcare was born.

Today Educational Playcare is owned by Busy Bees, an internationally renowned childcare organization serving families all over the world. We are proud of their reputation as the providers of the highest-quality childcare and preschool programs that can be found anywhere. We continuously raise the bar for the early childhood education industry by investing in cutting edge technology and providing unique services that benefit their students, families, and teachers. For instance, each school features state of the art security systems, we’ve adopted advanced sanitizing techniques, we provide nutritious and child-friendly meals and snacks, we’ve integrated an electronic communications system that allows their teachers to send customized daily reports, pictures, and even videos to families each day, and our award-winning curriculum incorporates wellness components including music, yoga, and physical fitness.

Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare programs for children ages 6 weeks to twelve years old. Our mission is to provide the children in their care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment, and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.


Brian Underkolfer

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Brian Busam

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Gabrielle Artaiz

EPC is an amazing child care center! The teachers and directors are so compassionate and truly care.

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Brynn Nelson

With EPC, I never have to worry. My kids are safe, happy, learning, growing, playing, napping, and fed.

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