How to Get Started

Your very first step in the application process is a phone call to Early Steps beginning on the second Tuesday in June of the year that your child turns 4 for kindergarten applicants and 5 for first grade applicants. If your child meets the criteria for our services, you will be guided through the next steps of the registration process.


We have designed a series of workshops to educate families who are actively going through the admissions process with Early Steps.  These events also allow families to meet others who are sharing a similar experience. Panel participants include school heads and admissions directors as well as experienced Early Steps parents.  Outside experts, including professionals of color, are engaged to offer specific assistance on a variety of topics.

Family workshops explore topics such as:
  • The application process and the role of Early Steps in that process.
  • The importance of learning about the various types of independent schools available to your child.
  • How to choose the best school for your child.
  • How to partner with your new school to be the best advocate for your child.