About Us

About Us



The earliest years of childhood go by quickly, but their impact lasts a lifetime. At Educational First Steps, we aim to close the achievement gap and put tomorrow’s generation on a path to lifelong success.

We are a nonprofit organization that shows caregivers of at-risk children how to create high-quality early learning environments.

Since 1990, we have equipped the people who care for children in poverty – in preschools, daycare centers and homes – with proven tools and techniques that transform caregiving into teaching.

Through our Four Steps to Excellence 2.0 program, we transform existing daycare centers in at-risk neighborhoods into nationally accredited preschools. We do this at no cost to centers or teachers.

By creating more impactful early learning experiences, Educational First Steps is preparing more children for school and life success. It’s a smart investment – for all of us.