Porter-Leath is grateful for the longstanding partnership with the following agencies and businesses. To learn more about each entity, click their logo to visit their website.

Yuletide Office Solutions logo Yuletide Office Solutions is a local, family-owned office supply company in the Memphis area. Yuletide is the title sponsor for Porter-Leath's annual Toy Truck, leading the way to collect new, unwrapped toys for over 6,000 local children in Porter-Leath programs.
 Council on Accreditation logo

Porter-Leath is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), a national and internationally recognized organization that accredits over 1800 organizations serving seven million children, youth and families.  Porter-Leath has been accredited by COA since 1980.  With five impact areas serving over 50,000 children & families, seven administrative departments and over 680 employees, Porter-Leath meets the best practices standards for administration, management and services. Porter-Leath is one of only four accredited agencies in Memphis/Shelby County.
National Associate for the Education of Young Children logo
Porter-Leath Early Head Start and Head Start programs are proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards.  NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, Porter-Leath  sites went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The NAEYC Accreditation system was created to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs.  Porter-Leath sites have been accredited since 2005. 

 United Way of the Mid-South logo

United Way has opened the door for Porter-Leath to promote not only itself, but also the United Way and its support for our agency. United Way has enabled Porter-Leath to interact with many employees in various fields which has in turn been able to allow us to leverage their support, both personally and through their employer. It has allowed Porter-Leath to foster a strong network across our service area and assisted in providing a strong framework with which to continue to grow.
 Early Success Coalition

Porter-Leath is a key partner in the Coalition's efforts to bring all early childhood stakeholders together to collaborate on shared goals and outcomes for young children and their families. The Coalition's mission is to promote and expand effective outreach, education and direct services for families with young children, pre-conception to eight, that together offer families an integrated, comprehensive set of resources to help them provide their children with the strongest foundation for lifelong success.
 Parents as Teachers logo

Porter-Leath Cornerstone uses the evidence-based Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum. This curriculum provides measurable results for at-risk, low-income families in Shelby County, resulting in school readiness for toddlers and healthy babies for pregnant women.
 LeBonheur logo

LEAD provides on-site professional staff and high quality early intervention services to children in Porter-Leath's Early Head Start facility. LEAD is dedicated to working with children and families to enhance developmental growth, improve independence, encourage full inclusion of children with special needs into the community and empower families to become advocates. 
 Shelby County Schools logo

Porter-Leath is proud to be the contractor for Shelby County Schools for Head Start in Shelby County.  
 Memphis Civitan logo

Civitan is an international, non-profit service organization which helps children and adults with developmental disabilities. Civitan has an international research center located on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The local Memphis Civitan Club was started in June of 1920. It is the second oldest club in the world. The club’s mission is to provide networking, fellowship, community involvement, personal development and community service, emphasizing help to people with developmental disabilities. 
Porter-Leath's Books from Birth program, which is an affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, receives tremendous support from both the Dollywood Foundation and the Governor's Early Literacy Foundation. The three entities form a strong state-wide partnership. The Dollywood Foundation manages the selection, pricing and mailing of the books, while the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation provides a generous, annual state grant that covers half of the book and mailing cost. With these investments in place, Books from Birth can focus on securing financial support for half of the book cost and mailing, enrolling children in the Imagination Library and promoting literacy connections across Shelby County.
Porter-Leath is proud to have the support of the City of Bartlett, which helps fund early literacy initiatives for children under five in Bartlett through Porter-Leath's Books from Birth program.
Porter-Leath is thankful to have the support of the Town of Collierville. Collierville helps fund early literacy initiatives for children under five in the Collierville area through Porter-Leath's Books from Birth program.
The City of Germantown is also a proud partner of Porter-Leath's Books from Birth Program. The City of Germantown, funds early literacy initiatives for children under five in Germantown zip codes.