Building our city’s future from the start.

A child’s foundation in life and learning are essentials to lifelong success. First 8 Memphis was founded to establish a strong educational base for every child in Shelby County. Our early childhood system is the first to align the county’s Pre-K, Home Visitation, Childcare and K-3rd programs. Each plays a special role in helping children and families reach their full potential.

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