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Back to School with EFS

  Can it really be that time of year already?? Schools throughout DFW are just one month away from students returning to the classroom, and we need your help to make this year the best yet. As summer comes to a close, we want to ensure all partner centers, directors,…

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News Release | EFS Welcomes New Board Members

Educational First Steps Welcomes Five Board Members with the Launch of Their New Fiscal Year  Dallas, TX, June 28th, 2022 – Starting June 1st, 2022, the Educational First Steps (EFS) board of directors welcomed five new members; continuing their mission to “create and support high-quality early learning environments that ignite…

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News Release | EFS Early Childhood Conference

Educational First Steps Impacts Over 1,750 North Texas Educators Through Its Annual Early Childhood Conference  Dallas, TX, May 5th, 2022 – This past month, 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…

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News Release | EFS and Dallas College Federal Work Study Program

          Educational First Steps and Dallas College partner up to address current early childhood education workforce crisis   Dallas, TX, April 11th, 2022 – Child development centers across North Texas are facing an unprecedented teacher shortage crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis risks a devastating…

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EFS Publishes 2020-2021 Annual Report

Educational First Steps 2020-2021 Annual Report…

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News Release | EFS Surpasses $1M Goal Aimed at Addressing the Teacher Shortage in Early Education

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…

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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 Fact Sheet

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

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News Release | Diving Deep with Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban talks education and entrepreneurship at evening benefit supporting Educational First Steps on February 22, 2022 Dallas, TX, December 10, 2021 – Educational First Steps (EFS) and event co-chairs Wasan Alfalahi and Tiffany Cuban proudly announce “Diving Deep with Mark Cuban,” a benefit scheduled for 6:30 PM CST on…

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CLASS

Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS), is a leading quality improvement system for teaching that helps measure and improve classroom interactions — a key factor proven to drive children’s academic and life-long success. CLASS not only defines teaching quality through the lens of interactions, it provides the ability to measure and improve the…

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