For twenty-five years, Educational First Steps (EFS) has been transforming daycare centers in low-income neighborhoods into nationally accredited early learning centers. Their goal is to set at-risk children on a path to success by improving the quality of early childhood education through mentoring, training, and monitoring early learning centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
A powerful tool in this effort is a custom-built website, called the Mentoring Academy and Assessment Profile (MAAP), that enables EFS staff to efficiently collect and display data, identify areas of need, and track results of their work. EFS Executive Director John Breitfeller acknowledges Skvare for the increase in funding because the MAAP system allows him to show funders the results of their work supported by real data. Read More
"MAAP has been very beneficial on our end by streamlining a process for our field staff to use to bring centers to quality. It speeds up the time it takes for the early learning centers to get to accreditation, reducing the time frame by about 20 months when compared to before we had the system."
Samantha Moya, Senior Director of Early Learning Programs
Chowan University is a Christian educational institution founded in 1848 by Baptist families and named Chowan – which means “people of the south” – to honor the Native American Algonquin Chowanook tribe. For over 165 years, Chowan has enjoyed a long and distinguished tradition of faith and education. Prior to 2015, their website was in static HTML, and they had to rely on a web professional outside the organization to add or update any content. Chowan University needed a new website that would give staff the ability to make their own updates and be fully responsive for viewing on all screen sizes. The site would need to showcase the university, serve as a recruitment tool for potential students and link current students, staff and faculty to campus information and resources.
The main features provided for Chowan University were:
- Foolproof editing abilities on the administrative side requiring no knowledge of HTML
- Mobile-responsive design and clear navigation for users
- Highly organized page and menu structure
- An appealing look to market the university to new students Read More