Thanks to the generosity of our donors, First Steps has been able to offer proven, affordable early childhood education services to families who often have no reasonable alternative.

We’re excited to compete in this year’s Brackets for Good Nashville! Make a donation and follow our progress in the brackets by clicking below!


First Steps, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization funded in part by the Tennessee Department of Education. Our annual operating budget depends on community support.

We provide an excellent return on your investment in First Steps. We serve over 900 children each year through our center-based and outreach programs. Studies show that every dollar invested in early education saves $7 in the future.

Click the DONATION button to make your online secure donation to First Steps. If you’d like to make your gift in honor or memory of someone, simply note that in the “description” box when checking out.


Monthly Giving. Make one monthly gift today, and know your charitable giving is in place – no further action required! If your situation changes for any reason, you can always change or cancel your gift with a simple phone call. Contact our Director of Finance to set up your monthly giving.

Honorariums and Memorials. Tribute gifts are those you can make in honor or in memory of a special person in your life. Please make a note in the “description” box when checking out on the donation page or contact us at (615) 690-3091 with information about these gifts.

Gifts in Wills, Trusts, or Retirement Accounts. Contact us to learn about a variety of ways you can get a tax deduction and make a gift that pays you and your family for life while establishing the future of First Steps. Email for more information.

Annual Gifts. These gifts help support the programs we offer at First Steps and allow us to continue to provide the excellent education and therapy services to all our students.

If you have supported First Steps in the past, we thank you and hope that you will continue to consider us as you plan your charitable giving. If you have never been a First Steps donor, we invite you to visit our child development center and see what a difference First Steps is making in the lives of children and families.

Click below to view the First Steps 2016/2017 Annual Report

Annual Report


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