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…
TCU Honors Class donates to Educational First Steps
College students are often open to donating their time to a charity to help make a difference for a few hours a week, but rarely have the resources available to make a long-term financial impact. But the students enrolled in the Nature of Giving class at TCU are able to…
“Too Small To Fail”-In Favor of Early Education Opportunities For At-risk Children
The merits of increasing access to early education for economically disadvantaged children have widely been documented and studied. One such researcher, James Heckman, a Nobel-winning economist at the University of Chicago proposes more widespread investment in quality pre-K programs and concluded that, “the economic savings from investments in early childhood —…
Wild About Reading Wrap-Up
More than 180 Educational First Steps children and their families attended the fifth annual “Wild About Reading” event at the Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth. Atmos Energy, United Way of Tarrant County, and the museum joined Educational First Steps as the lead sponsors for this collaborative effort. …
Inside Philanthropy features Dallas Women’s Foundation and EFS
Inside Philanthropy sat down with the President and CEO of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, Roslyn Dawson Thompson, to discuss the amazing work that they do to ensure economic security for disadvantaged women in north Texas as well as their partnership with Educational First Steps in creating the Child Care Bridge…
Educational First Steps featured in My Sweet Charity
Thank you to My Sweet Charity for featuring Educational First Step’s highly successful Step Up capital campaign last month! “Educational First Steps Oversteps Its $5M Goal To Provide High-Quality Early Education For At-Risk Children” Please click here to read the entire article over at My Sweet Charity….
Dallas Morning News highlights our Step Up Campaign
Last month Educational First Steps highly successful Step Up capital campaign was featured in Holly Haber’s column in The Dallas Morning News! “First Steps takes big step for early education” Please click here to read Holly Haber’s entire article over at The Dallas Morning News….
KERA highlights Bridge Fund
A big thank you goes out to KERA for featuring our Bridge Fund, which has been made possible through our partnership with the Dallas Women’s Foundation. “Bridging The Gap: Nonprofits Help Pay The Daycare Bill Before The Subsidies Arrive” Please click HERE to read the full article and…
Dallas morning news spotlights Educational First Steps!
Our thanks to Taylor Danser, NeighborsGo editor, for featuring Educational First Steps and our work with early learning centers like Destiny Learning Center in East Dallas. “Educational First Steps aims to improve communities by helping day cares” Click HERE to read the full article, plus see photo and video…
Duncanville Preschool Educator Recognized as ‘Teacher of the Year’
This month, Duncanville resident and preschool teacher Mariama High was presented with the Dave Munson Teacher of the Year Award for her unending devotion to providing the very best early learning experiences for preschool-age children. High has taught for 15 years at Duncanville Learning Center, where she is regarded as…