News & Updates Archives - Educational First Steps

Celebrating Educators

EFS’ Teacher and Director of the Year Award Each year, Educational First Steps awards one teacher and one director with a Teacher of the Year Award and Director of the Year Award. They are nominated from 600+ educators in our partnership program of more than 100 child development centers and…

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EFS Welcomes

Rebecca Farrow Rebecca Farrow joined Educational First Steps as the Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness in January. In this role, she will oversee the organization’s infrastructure, including risk management, quality assurance, and process improvement across the agency. Rebecca comes to us from Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, where she served…

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Educational First Steps welcomes David C. Smith, Ph.D. as the Senior Director of Donor Relations

David Smith is both an accomplished educator and highly experienced development professional.  Smith joins Educational First Steps as the Senior Director of Donor Relations, after spending more than twelve years with the University of Dallas, where he was the Executive Director of Advancement Services and Operations.  Smith’s primary experience is…

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One Thousand More Children

The number of children enrolled in EFS partner centers increased since January 2018 from 6,000 to more than 7,000 today….

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Collaborating to Ensure Equity in Education

Kym Shaw Day, Educational First Steps’ director of community partnerships, was elected this spring as chair of the Early Learning Alliance (ELA). This is great news in the effort of ensuring all children have access to quality care and early learning. ELA is a strategic alliance of more than 50…

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