Welcome to the new EFS website!

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Changing the Odds for Kids in North Texas & Beyond

We partner with early childhood education centers to upskill teachers, strengthen their businesses, and achieve national accreditation. Because every child deserves a high-quality education — and it starts from birth to 5.

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Mission: To create and support high-quality early learning environments that ignite the minds of children from birth to age five

Vision: That all communities will have equitable, high-quality early childhood education


Because Every Child Deserves the Best Start to Life

Humans are born to learn — and infants start learning from day one! In fact, 90% of all brain development happens before age 5.

The more enriching their early childhood, the better foundation kids have for future success in all areas of life.

And when kids are set up for success, their communities are, too! We invest in early learning experiences because they lead to transformation across generations.

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Support for Early Childhood Is Critical


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By Strengthening Local Childcare, We Support...

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Educational Excellence

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Local Entrepreneurship

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Social Equity

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Policy-Level Change

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Workforce Development


Explore Our ECE Resource Library

For Families

Find an EFS partner center or explore our general resources on infant & child development.

For Childcare Providers

Center directors and educators can learn about NAEYC and NAC accreditation, get small business support, and more.

For the Community

Understand why early childhood education is so important to the long-term health, economic success, and well-being of the places we call home.