EFS and PNC partner to get preschool teachers certified

PNC has announced its partnership with Educational First Steps to support its Child Development Associates (CDA) program with a $45,000 grant. This grant will enable 40 EFS partner center teachers to receive advanced early childhood education training, consisting of a rigorous 120-hour curriculum.  Since 1990, Educational First Steps has helped…

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National Volunteer Week with Texas Capital Bank

Educational First Steps is excited to partner with Texas Capital Bank for National Volunteer Week. More than 100 volunteers will tackle playground projects at three EFS-partner centers on Saturday, April 28. Neighborhood Christian Learning Center (South Oak Cliff), Happy Days School (Garland) and Eugene Crosier Memorial Day Nursery (Ft. Worth) will get…

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Secret Santa in My Sweet Charity

My Sweet Charity shared EFS’ efforts to find a Secret Santa to sponsor a partner center’s big wish. Read about it here….

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The Dallas Morning News Features Dallas Luncheon

Thank you to the Dallas Morning News for highlighting the special connection our One Childhood, One Chance Luncheon’s co-chairs have with EFS. Educational First Steps fundraiser is a founding family affair By Holly Haber Educational First Steps will mark the fifth anniversary of its One Childhood One Chance Luncheon Nov. 17…

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Educational First Steps Names New Executive Director

DALLAS, Texas, November 7, 2017 – Educational First Steps (EFS), whose mission is to improve the availability of quality early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children, has named Van Sheets as its new executive director. He succeeds John Breitfeller, who is retiring from the position after leading EFS’s growth to…

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