Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services

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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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

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Educational First Steps (TX) 91.71 four stars
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Small Steps Nurturing Center (TX) 91.88 four stars
Reach Out and Read (MA) 89.39 three stars
Children's Development Academy (GA) 90.77 four 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