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These shoes were made for playing… and that’s just what they are doing!

This year, every student received a new pair of shoes courtesy of Grace Bible Church’s annual shoe drive.

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The Small Steps staff and students loved celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

We loved having the opportunity to highlight the heritage of so many in our community!

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Our fall Small Steps events were a success!

Thank you to our community for your generous support of the Nurture & Nourish Luncheon and Golf Classic!

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The Small Steps Mission

To provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.

Our Program

We operate two preschools for economically at-risk children living in the Fifth Ward and Gulfton/Sharpstown communities of inner-city Houston, Texas.

We provide a high-quality education, social and emotional support, a nurturing Christian environment, transportation, and nutritious meals to children ages two through six living in poverty. Small Steps offers our program at no cost to families. Small Steps uses proven interventions to help narrow the opportunity gap and create a community of support for our students and families.

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How To Support Small Steps:

Volunteer Opportunity

Prayer Partner

Each Prayer Partner is assigned an individual Small Steps student to pray for throughout the school year. We ask that Prayer Partners spend at least 30 minutes each week praying for the Lord’s blessing, guidance, protection, and strength for his/her Small Steps student. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to be an integral part of the work the Lord is doing in our students’ lives!

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Event Spotlight

Golf Classic


Since the first tournament in 1996, the Golf Classic has raised more than $16.2 million for Small Steps Nurturing Center. The Golf Classic is a first-class business entertainment event that is well known for the large number of great door prizes given away at the awards dinner following the tournament. In 2021, more than 70 corporations, foundations, and individuals sponsored the Golf Classic in support of Houston’s economically at-risk children.

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