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Educational First Steps

One Childhood, One Chance

four stars

91.71

2815 Gaston Avenue Dallas, TX 75226
tel: (214) 824-7940   Web Site
EIN: 75-2334053

Board Leadership
Brett Kirstein
Chair

CEO
Van Sheets
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.71 four stars
  Financial 95.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1990, Educational First Steps (EFS) improves the quality and availability of early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children. Early childhood is a uniquely powerful time to build the social and academic foundation for success in the lives of our most at risk children. EFS transforms existing daycare centers in our most vulnerable neighborhoods into nationally accredited preschools with certified teaching professionals

Founded in 1990, Educational First Steps (EFS) improves the quality and availability of early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children. Early childhood is a uniquely powerful time to build the social and academic foundation for success in the lives of our most at risk children. EFS transforms existing daycare centers in our most vulnerable neighborhoods into nationally accredited preschools with certified teaching professionals

Financial

four stars

95.98

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.30
  Program Expenses Growth 19.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Educational First Steps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Educational First Steps on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Educational First Steps (TX) 91.71 four stars
Children's Development Academy (GA) 90.77 four stars
Phoenix Day (AZ) 86.67 three stars
Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.88 four stars
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 88.33 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,815,547
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $664,989
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,480,536
   Program Service Revenue $39,654
Total Primary Revenue $3,520,190
   Other Revenue $-131,068
TOTAL REVENUE $3,389,122
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,155,724
   Administrative Expenses $236,494
   Fundraising Expenses $339,300
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,731,518
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-342,396
   
Net Assets $7,447,354

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Educational First Steps has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 05/01/2018 91.71 four stars
2016-05 08/01/2017 92.83 four stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 92.78 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 90.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 87.20 three stars
2013-05 11/01/2014 84.34 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 75-2334053
Name in IRS Master File EDUCATIONAL FIRST STEPS
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,868 2.91% John R. Breitfeller Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Educational First Steps (TX) 91.71 four stars
Phoenix Day (AZ) 86.67 three stars
Children's Development Academy (GA) 90.77 four stars
Opportunity, Inc. of Palm Beach County (FL) 93.95 four stars
Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers (GA) 88.33 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Educational First Steps
2815 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226
tel: (214) 824-7940
fax: (214) 824-7428
EIN: 75-2334053

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Board Leadership

Brett Kirstein
Chair

CEO

Van Sheets
Executive Director

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