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What We Do

Educational First Steps (EFS) creates and supports high-quality early learning environments that ignite the minds of children from birth to age five.   EFS transforms existing childcare centers into nationally accredited preschools in a period of 36 months at no cost to the centers or parents.  By securing national accreditation, centers become true preschools, preparing children for kindergarten and beyond and placing them on a path to success.

Our signature program, Four Steps to Excellence 2.0, guides participating centers through an incremental four-step process working towards accreditation.  The program promotes an open dialogue and strong relationship between center directors, teachers, and Educational First Steps.

Through mentoring, formal training and enrichment – both in centers’ own classrooms and in our leading-edge classrooms at our new headquarters facility – we provide centers with the proven tools and techniques needed to achieve accreditation.