First 8 Memphis aligns processes and standards to transform the county’s isolated programs to an integrated system. Our system improves outcomes and reduces costs, while supporting professional and educational opportunities for parents.  

First 8 Memphis Early Childhood System

  • Home Visitation. Supports healthy development and family relationships for children from prenatal to 5 years.
  • Childcare. Provides full-time, full-year care for children ages six weeks to 5 years.
  • Pre-K. Promotes school readiness for children ages 0 to 5 years.
  • K-3rd. Achieves grade-level literacy for children from kindergarten to 3rd grade.

By enhancing collaboration and coordination between programs, we can ensure that all Shelby County families have the best start in life.

First 8 Memphis Partners: