Smiling faces on the first day of school!

The 2022-2023 school year is off to a wonderful start, full of learning, growth, and fun!

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The summer was sweeter with amazing volunteers!

Volunteers assisted in classrooms for our summer program, braved the heat to mulch the playground, and more!

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Celebrating the success of our two spring events!

Thank you to new and long-time friends of Small Steps for supporting the 2022 Clays Classic and Wine 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

Buddy Program

The buddy program allows volunteers the opportunity to build a special one-on-one friendship with a Small Steps student. A volunteer spends 30 minutes each week with their Smalls Steps Buddy engaged in child-directed play. Many buddy friendships last for the duration of the student’s tenure at Small Steps, though we only ask for a school year commitment.

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Event Spotlight

Golf Classic


The Small Steps Golf Classic is a premier charity golf tournament in Houston held each fall at Champions Golf Club.Since the first tournament in 1996, the Golf Classic has raised more than $18 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 2022, the tournament was sold out, with more than 70 corporations and individuals sponsoring the Golf Classic in support of Houston’s economically at-risk children.

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