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News Release | Dirk Nowitzki to speak at an evening benefitting Educational First Steps

Dallas, TX, December 12th, 2022 – Educational First Steps (EFS) proudly announces “An Evening with The Great Nowitzki,” a benefit scheduled for 6:30 PM CST on February 21, 2023, at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. For over 30 years, Educational First Steps has been creating and supporting high-quality early learning environments that…

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News Release | EFS Welcomes New Chief Strategy & Impact Officer

The Commit Partnership and Educational First Steps (EFS) is proud to announce a staff transition that stands to benefit the whole early education ecosystem in North Texas. Dominique McCain, the Commit Partnership’s Managing Director of Best in Class, will be stepping down from her role at the end of this year…

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Partner Center Spotlight | Good Shepherd Christian Academy

Ontara Nickerson and Good Shepherd Christian Academy have partnered with Educational First Steps since 2018. The childcare center opened in Fort Worth on August 19th, 2013, and looks forward to celebrating its 10-year anniversary this upcoming August. Located in a childcare desert, Nickerson and her team of dedicated educators and…

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Partner Center Spotlight | Denton Christian Preschool

For our next Partner Center Spotlight, we are excited to introduce to you, EFS Partner and Denton Christian Preschool (DCP) Executive Director, Alicia Blanca. Alicia has been with DCP for about 22 years, starting out as a cook and janitor and eventually serving in every position until she was brought…

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Celebrating Accreditation | Olive’s Lil Angels Learning Center

Cedar Hill, TX, October 13th, 2022 – Olive’s Lil Angels Learning Center (OLALC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a superior preschool and early childhood development program that serves children ages six weeks to 12 years old. Founder Shaneka N. Hogg, started the program in her Cedar…

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News Release | EFS Ranked Top 10 Places to Work in Texas

Educational First Steps Ranked Top Ten among Best Companies to Work for in Texas Dallas, Texas, October 7th, 2022 – Educational First Steps (EFS) was ranked #9 among the Best Companies to Work for in Texas, a survey and awards program recognizing the top workplace cultures. Rankings were announced Thursday…

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Partner Center Spotlight | Saintsville Baptist Academy

It is month three of the Monthly Partner Center Spotlight and we are thrilled to share this interview with EFS Partner and Saintsville Baptist Academy Center Director, Shirley Pace. Saintsville Baptist Academy has partnered with EFS since August 2013, and Shirley and her family have been a part of the…

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Partner Center Spotlight | Happy Days School

It is month two of the Educational First Steps (EFS) monthly Partner Center Spotlight, and we are proud to feature Center Director Dee Merrit at Happy Days School in Garland. Happy Days School has been partnered with EFS since March 2016, and Dee has been their Center Director for twelve…

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Celebrating Re-Accreditation | El Kinder Bilingual Academy

Dallas, TX, August 16th, 2022 – El Kinder Bilingual Academy is an award-winning, bilingual childcare center for children ages 18 months to 5 years.  El Kinder has partnered with Educational First Steps since 2003 when they achieved their National Accreditation Commission (NAC) Certification. As of July 21st, 2022, El Kinder Bilingual Academy reached another…

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Partner Center Spotlight | 2nd Step Daycare & Learning Center

Educational First Steps (EFS) is launching its monthly Partner Center Spotlight, a video interview series featuring the business owners and directors behind the small businesses and early education centers that EFS partners with throughout North Texas. The purpose of this series is to highlight the work done by their partners,…

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