Charity Navigator - Rating for Educational First Steps
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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible

    ...https://educationalfirststeps.org/

    ...2815 GASTON AVE
    Dallas TX 75226-1306

    214-824-7940


    Dallas TX | IRS ruling year: 1990 | EIN: 75-2334053  

     

    Since 1990, Educational First Steps has equipped the people who care for children with the proven tools and techniques that transform caregiving into teaching.
    ***The mission of Educational First Steps (EFS) is to create and support high-quality early learning environments that ignite the minds of children from birth to age five.***
    -Through EFS' early childhood education program, the Four Steps to Excellence, Educational First Steps transforms existing daycare centers into nationally accredited preschools.
    -In turn, childcare providers deliver the high-quality, high-impact care required to create and support early learning environments that help all children experience an equal opportunity for success.
    -By investing in early childhood education, EFS aims to help 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.

     


    Rating Information

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    This charity's score is 93%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.


    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Educational First Steps is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
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    Accountability & Finance

     

    Educational First Steps has earned a 92% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
      
    ...Partial Credit
      
    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
    Governance
    Policies
    Transparency

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
      
    ...Partial Credit
      
    ...No Credit
      
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 3.20% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 1.78 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.10 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 9.90% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 10.00% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 80.00% - 8.57/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 8.26% - 8.26/10 pts

    Unscored Information

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