Inside Early Partners

This August, we opened with two diverse classes of 27 three-year-olds. We are grateful to be located inside the historic Craig Building in partnership with the Homer Plessy Community School. Here is a glimpse of our first week of school.

Mission, Vision, & Values

Our mission: Early Partners nurtures the development of young children by providing equitable access to high-quality early learning centers and supporting those closest to the child’s development: teachers and families.

Our vision: Transformed and equitable communities, where every child has access to high-quality early childhood education (ECE), every parent is empowered to lead, and every teacher is developed as a professional.

Our core values drive everything we do...


We view every moment as a chance to grow.


We warmly express our care for others.


We think beyond convention.


We work together to accomplish our goals.


We take action to make our community stronger.

Our Journey.

Early Partners was founded by a career educator and new mom after recognizing the inequities in early childhood education and childcare. After completing the Tiny and Essential Fellowships with 4.0 Schools, she launched a summer pilot in 2018 through the Summer Simulator program funded by New Schools Venture Fund. The program served a racially and socio-economically diverse group of children ages 3-4 and was met with 100% parent satisfaction. Measured by a nationally normed assessment screener for school readiness, 91% of our students improved in overall development.

During the 2021-2022 school year, Early Partners will launch a year-long pilot in the former Joseph Craig building, now Homer Plessy Community School, in Tremé. Our two preschool classrooms will be compromised of an intentionally diverse group of children and will showcase our child-centered approach to learning. In partnership with the Windsor Court Hotel, we are excited to provide weekly workshops for parents, aimed at building leadership capacity to be strong advocates for their children as they enter the traditional school system.

Our first center will open in August 2022 at the redevelopment of Charity Hospital in downtown New Orleans. With over 11,000 square feet of custom designed space to facilitate exploration, open-ended play, and creativity, Early Partners at Charity will set a new bar for early learning centers in the region. Early Partners is for employers looking to add childcare as a benefit for working parents. Space is limited but still available. Contact us today.

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