Thirteen advocates from the education, business, government, and healthcare communities have been named to build a new vision for early childhood education in Shelby County.
A new Memphis nonprofit dedicated to investing in early childhood programs throughout Shelby County recently appointed its first executive director.
The First 8 Memphis board held its first public meeting at the United Way of Mid-South on Tillman Street to discuss pre-kindergarten funding for Shelby County classrooms, how to measure the success of those pre-k students and finding a permanent executive director.
Shelby County is coordinating — and paying for — early education initiatives through an unprecedented public and private collaboration being overseen by the new nonprofit First 8 Memphis.
Letter from our Board of Directors
Earlier this year, city, county and nonprofit leaders announced plans to establish a new education system for children ages 0-5. It’s called First 8 Memphis.