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An Evening with The Great Nowitzki

Educational First Steps (EFS) proudly announces the benefit, “An Evening with the Great Nowitzki,” will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at The Ritz Carlton, Dallas. The event features NBA legend and local icon Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks and supports the mission of EFS to create and support high-quality early learning environments that ignite the minds of children from birth to age five in North Texas.

2022 EFS Annual Fundraiser Press Release

The Ritz Carlton Dallas was the scene for “Diving Deep with Mark Cuban,” a fundraiser held by Educational First Steps to benefit childcare providers across North Texas. Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban headlined the event and discussed the importance of education and entrepreneurship with sports radio personality Donovan Lewis of The Ticket.

Co-chairs Wasan Alfalahi and Tiffany Cuban lead the evening and shared their personal commitment to early childhood education and the impact it has on the lives of children birth to age five. The benefit surpassed $1 million raised in support of the mission of Educational First Steps and its efforts to address the current teacher shortage crisis.

2022 Educators Conference Press Release

From April 25th to April 29th, local Dallas nonprofit, Educational First Steps (EFS) hosted its annual Early Childhood Conference themed: Changing Times, New Beginnings. Sessions featured topics ranging from Multicultural Diversity in ECE to Five Marketing Strategies to Set You Apart from the Competition, culminating in a keynote presentation from CEO and Creative Director of Role Model Professional Development, Shawn Brown. The conference was offered at no cost to the over 1,750 teachers, directors, and home-based providers from EFS’ network of 150 childcare centers and providers throughout North Texas. 

Munson Lecture Series

Educational First Steps looks forward to continuing to bring you exciting and informative speakers that support our work with our affiliate partner centers who provide high-quality early childhood education to thousands of children across North Texas every day.