For nearly three decades, Educational First Steps has done the extraordinary: transforming daycare centers in low-income neighborhoods into nationally accredited early learning centers. By educating caregivers, who then become professional early learning teachers, we help create high-quality learning environments that can repair and prevent learning gaps typical of children in poverty. Studies show that quality early education sets these children on a path to lifelong success, paving the way for improved school readiness, sustained academic performance and higher graduation rates.
Now serving early learning centers in 24 school districts across North Texas, Educational First Steps is focused on neighborhoods with the greatest concentration of poverty where quality centers are scarce or non-existent. And, we are helping centers achieve accredited quality faster.