Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is critical in the first three years of a child’s life. Our high-quality programs prepare children for future school success.

Breaking the Cycle

It’s the core of our mission. We believe early childhood education coupled with innovative family and community programs break the cycle of poverty.

Family Advancement

Families in our early childhood program have access to workforce and education training, parent socializations and benefit screenings.


Parent educators bring high-quality early childhood education into the home, showing parents how to be their child’s first teacher.


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CareerAdvance in Foundation for Child Development report

CAP Tulsa’s CareerAdvance® program was recently featured in a Foundation for Child Development report about dual-generation programs offering increased opportunities for families. The goal of a dual-generation strategy is to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty by providing families with education, workforce training, and related support services that move these families toward economic security and stability. It recognizes CareerAdvance® as …

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SummerU Volunteer Opportunities


Summer University (SummerU) is our eight week summer program for children enrolled at our early childhood education sites.  SummerU takes place June 16 – August 6. It’s designed to function like a summer camp, so children and staff have FUN and explore new things while learning during the summer months. …

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NPR features CareerAdvance® program

NPR recently spent a few days in Tulsa covering the great things happening in early childhood education, as well as our two-generation approach to breaking the cycle of poverty with programs for parents.

Reporter Claudio Sanchez  spent time at TPS’s Porter Early Childhood Development Center to look at the success of early childhood education in Tulsa. Eric Westervelt followed up with …

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CAP Tulsa receives ONE Award

On Saturday, April 16, CAP Tulsa received the Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Award for Education from the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, along with a check for $7,500.

Out of approximately 19,000 nonprofits statewide, only 24 were named finalists.  Awards are presented in the following eight categories:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community
  • Education
  • Health Services
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Seniors
  • Youth Development
  • Open

“Just to be nominated reflects not only CAP Tulsa’s achievements, but also the …

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