We transform lives by preparing young children for school in a safe, affordable and stimulating educational environment, while providing parents an opportunity to work and improve the family’s economic well-being


Education key to breaking cycle of poverty.

Early Childhood Education at CTL  provides high-quality, affordable, year-round care and education at four childcare centers and three partner childcare centers throughout Tarrant County. The program provides literacy-rich, child-centered classrooms with low child-to-teacher ratios, individualized care, healthy daily meals, abundant outdoor time, and social strengthening activities. 

Program fees are on an income-based sliding scale and are offered at no costs for families experiencing homelessness. This early childhood education program is a powerful two-generation approach to disrupting the cycle of poverty. When children are educated and parents supported, economic stability improves. In 2018-2019, CTL served 392 children, nearly 70% of whom were from homeless or low-income families. 

Nationwide and locally, less than half of children in poverty test ready for school

CTL provides Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships in Tarrant County. The partnership provides center- and home-based, high-quality, early childhood development for over 250 infants to 3-year-olds living in poverty and homelessness. Early Head Start-designated children and their families receive health, mental health and nutrition supports, and intensive case management coordinated by full-time family advocates at each of our four centers. 


Learn more about the impact of high quality childcare:            

Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High Quality Child Care


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Partner Locations

Allstars Arlington

1820 East Abram Street, Arlington, 76010

Allstars Fort Worth

5318 Wichita Street, Fort Worth, 76119

Perfect Praise Academy

2409 Louisiana Ave, Fort Worth, 76104 


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