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Early Childhood Conference

Early Childhood Conference

“Building Brighter Futures”


The 2020 Educational First Steps Annual Early Childhood Conference took place on January 25, 2020 at the Las Colinas Convention Center in Irving, Texas. 

EFS proudly reports that this year’s conference broke a registration record with 600 guests registered within 1 hour and 16 minutes!  Each year the conference offers a full day of professional development training courses that educate, equip, and empower educators with tools and resources for success in their school and classrooms. 

The conference is offered at NO COST to the teachers and directors in our 100+ network of childcare centers throughout North Texas. 


At this year’s conference, Educational First Steps welcomed, Ebony Smith, founder of Yoga N Da Hood, as the morning guest speaker. 

Smith is a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist, Neuro Language Practitioner, and Wellness Coach that has been featured on Fox, Telemundo, CBS, The Dallas Morning News, and countless other print and online platforms. 

In her presentation, Smith instructed attendees how to implement mindfulness, self-healing, and self-love in our personal lives as well as our youth. 


Educational First Steps was also thrilled to welcome back Caylin L. Moore as the Keynote Speaker.

Moore’s first book, A Dream Too Big: The Story of An Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford, was published in June of 2019 and has been featured by Good Morning America, ABC News, CBN, and TBN among others.

In a moving speech, Caylin shared moments from his journey and the powerful, positive impact that educators can make in a child’s life.


You can view Annual Conference photos here.

For information about attending or sponsoring Educational First Steps 2021 Early Childhood Conference, please contact WaKeisha Chase directly at wchase@educationalfirststeps.org.