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News Release | Wendy Mogel

Educational First Steps presents psychologist and New York Timesbest-selling author Dr. Wendy Mogel as Munson Lecture Series final speaker on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Dallas and Fort Worth TX, March 3, 2021 – Vickie Allen, President & CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth’s  Educational First Steps (EFS), has announced that Dr. Wendy Mogel will headline…

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EFS in the News

Access news coverage about Educational First Steps. How are women navigating the pandemic economy? With flexible schedules, paid time off and other help — if they can get it | 01/17/2021 By Mitchell SchnurmanDallas Morning News “Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund to award $275,000 in grants to help nonprofits responding to COVID-19”…

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John Quinones, host/producer of “What Would You Do?”, to present second Munson Lecture on Jan. 12, 2021

 Dallas and Fort Worth TX, Dec. 8, 2020 – Vickie Allen, Executive Director for Dallas/Fort Worth’s Educational First Steps (EFS), is pleased to announce John Quinones as the headlining speaker for the second installment of the Munson Lecture Series, a three-part virtual event series that focuses on themes of Equity,…

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EFS Fact Sheet

For press and media, Educational First Steps presents its Fact Sheet….

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EFS Publishes 2019-2020 Impact Report

Educational First Steps published a 2019-2020 Impact Report, providing an organizational summary, timeline, by the numbers overview, and update on its Dallas/Fort Worth COVID-19 Childcare Relief Fund. The full report can be accessed and downloaded here….

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EFS Announces Munson Lecture Series

Equity, resilience, and independence headline inaugural three-part Munson Lecture Series from Educational First Steps, launching November 10, 2020 Nationally -renowned speakers will offer thought-provoking commentary during three virtual events in November, January and March to honor EFS co-founder David Munson, Sr. Dallas, TX, (October 13, 2020) – Educational First Steps(EFS)…

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Welcome New Board Members

Shaunetta Heiskell Shaunetta Heiskell is a servant-leader who ensures teams understand the theory, practices, rules and values of Scrum and Kanban. Heiskell has over 20 years of experience in business analysis, project management, systems support, and technical writing. For the last eight years, Heiskell has been the Senior Scrum Master…

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Leadership Profiles

Vickie Allen, President & CEO Vickie L. Allen joined Educational First Steps in June of 2019 as the Executive Director. In February 2021, she became the organization’s President & CEO. Previously, Vickie was senior vice president of development at United Way of Tarrant County. She has also worked for WiNGS…

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EFS Archived Newsletters

Some Good News February 2021 Thanks for Starting the New Year with EFS January 2021 2020 Annual Early Childhood Conference January 2020…

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Educational First Steps is happy for you to use the logo or art files included below. Please attribute Educational First Steps….

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View Complete PDF List

Here you will find a listing of resources – local and national articles, and studies – about early childhood education and development. Additionally included, you may find information that pertains to the impacts of social and equity injustice, the COVID 19 virus, and relevant topics that affect young children, the…

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John Quinones shares his support for Educational First Steps on Good Morning Texas

January 12, 2020 – EFS’ event emcee, Alanna Sarabia of WFAA interviewed EFS event speaker, renowned ABC journalist, John Quinones, LIVE on Good morning Texas – hours before they unite again for the 2nd installment of the Educational First Steps Munson Lecture Series event. They touched on the nature of…

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Coverage on Early Childhood Education

View recent articles, local and national, regarding the impacts of quality early learning environments, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting learning access. Roads, trains and day cares: Experts say economic recovery hinges on child-care infrastructure | 02/22/2021 By Anne BraniginThe Lily How are women navigating the pandemic economy? With…

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ECE Resources & Studies

Harvard Brain Science What Is Early Childhood Development? A Guide to the Science Harvard Brain Science The Science of Brain Development –The science of early brain development can inform investments in early childhood. These basic concepts, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, help illustrate why child development—particularly from…

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