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
At CTL, 87% of graduating children tested ready for Kindergarten. Click here to read the complete 2018-2019 Child Outcomes Report.
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.
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