Project Description

Educational First Steps

Since 1990, Educational First Steps has been transforming daycare centers in at-risk neighborhoods into nationally accredited preschools. To do this, we partner with existing daycare centers and preschools in some of North Texas’ most impoverished neighborhoods to give them the proven tools and techniques that transform caregiving into teaching.

Transforming Daycare Centers into High-Quality Preschools

Our signature Four Steps to Excellence 2.0 program 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). Over a period of 40 months, participating centers can earn accreditation at no cost to them or to parents.

To volunteer use the link below or contact: Georgia Leakey at

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