EFS is continually recruiting new centers as part of the Four Steps to Excellence program, fueling the steady expansion of its impact in both Dallas and Tarrant counties. EFS seeks centers that, at minimum:
EFS serves highly at-risk demographic groups in its operating area, often helping to provide a stable, reliable early childhood educational experience that could anchor an entire community and its adult workforce. During its 2012-2013 fiscal year, EFS-assisted centers served 5,312 children ages zero to five, with the following demographic characteristics:
Of the 901 center staff members EFS trained on-site in their own classrooms or at one of EFS’ 274 formal training classes, 53% were African American, 29% Hispanic, 16% Caucasian, and 2% classified as other.
As centers are served by EFS, entire communities are positively affected:
Compared with the enormous costs of later academic remediation and social programs well into adulthood, supporting quality early childhood education is simply the most efficient and effective way of making a difference for the impoverished children EFS serves. Join EFS as we help elevate early childhood education to the priority it requires from our community, on behalf of our next generation of leaders, scientists, teachers, businesspeople, artists and diverse contributors of all types.
To learn more, contact Educational First Steps online or call 214-824-7940 in Dallas or 817-535-0044 in Tarrant County.