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Educational First Steps Launches Four Steps to Excellence 2.0 Program
Date:1/14/2013

nter and its staff is tracked through the Mentoring, Assessment & Academy Profile (MAAP), a customized, online tool that coordinates all aspects of the center's journey to demonstrable quality and provides up-to-date analyses of areas requiring particular attention. As in the prior program, tailored enrichment opportunities continue through partnerships with the Dallas Zoo, Dallas Arboretum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Children's Aquarium at Fair Park and the Frontiers of Flight Museum, allowing EFS-assisted children to explore worlds outside of their classrooms and neighborhoods.

     "Four Steps 2.0 stresses EFS' core value of focusing on the whole child. Disadvantaged children in EFS-assisted centers will develop in an accelerated way the pre-literacy, pre-numeracy and social-emotional skills necessary for success in school and in life," stated John Breitfeller, EFS Executive Director. "The program enhances the students' everyday experiences during their most critical formative years, by giving the teachers and directors who interact with them the skills and tools that make a real difference. For these at risk students, EFS' revitalized program offers a path to school readiness and accomplishment that they might otherwise never reach. This benefits not only the students themselves, but their families, neighborhoods and the community at-large."

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