Four Steps to Excellence

Four Steps to Excellence

Educational First Steps’ early childhood education program, the Four Steps to Excellence, places childcare centers on the path to national accreditation from two of the most rigorous accrediting agencies – the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Accreditation Commission of Early Care and Education (NAC).

In about 36 months, EFS guides childcare centers through a progressive four-step process culminating with the center’s accreditation at no cost to the educators, families, and communities served. Once accredited, these centers provide the type of early education that impacts children and can help transform an entire community.

High-quality early childhood education helps close achievement gaps for early learners, break cycles of generational poverty for families, and create a brighter and more equitable tomorrow for the children and communities of North Texas.