Category: NEXT Memphis

NEXT Memphis Continues to Meet the Needs of Childcares, Children and Families

During its second year of service, NEXT Memphis partnered with 22 childcare centers and 15 family childcare centers. Through its intensive educational support and full family wraparound services, NEXT Memphis served over 1,592 children and over 1,392 families. NEXT Memphis staff also saved childcare partners time and money through business, finance, and maintenance support. With NEXT Memphis partners reporting a range of cost savings from $45,000 to $108,000 over the past year. In addition to... Read More

Porter-Leath Welcomes New NEXT Memphis Director

NEXT Memphis, an initiative of Porter-Leath, announces its new director, Alicia Norman. Norman has worked in early childhood education for over 25 years. She was Principal of Perea Preschool and Executive Director of Perea Elementary School, where Norman helped create a unique, nationally-acclaimed school model that focused on multiple facets of a child’s intelligence. She most recently served as a PreK Site Director for Memphis-Shelby County Schools. “My mission in education i... Read More

NEXT Memphis Expands Reach in Shelby County

NEXT Memphis, an early childhood initiative housed at Porter-Leath, added a second cohort of twelve childcare centers that will participate in its shared services program model. The cohort will join a network of standout centers that will directly increase educational outcomes for children, family-level outcomes for parents, business viability, and overall childcare center quality. Participating centers are: Destination Education FingerTips Enrichment Center Memphis Childcare Academ... Read More