November 30, 2018 – A tough start in life inspires Albert & Norma Cohen to help launch Children First’s Forever Society.
If anyone knows how crucial it is to get a good start in life when born into challenging circumstances, it’s Albert H. Cohen. The retired CEO, who had a highly successful career leading large [...]
October 9, 2018 – Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota and the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida, located in New Port Richey, recently held a ribbon-cutting event at Children First to launch a new mobile audiology service for children from low-income families living in the area.
Part of an effort involving Sertoma clubs from [...]
As of mid-day on Monday, October 8 Sarasota County is NOT under a hurricane or tropical storm watch or warning.
Children First’s policy is to follow the Sarasota County School’s closure schedule.
If the Sarasota County Schools close, Children First closes all of its sites.
If there is localized flooding, Children First may close sites on a site [...]
Just in time for the HotelPlanner Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival Kickoff, Powerboat P1 CEO, Azam Rangoonwala and Scott Free Racing team member Kim Kildahl paid a special visit to some of our preschoolers! They read to the children and taught them about boats before heading outside to see Scott free Racing’s Boatfloater powerboat. This was [...]
Children First staff recently attended a two-day Health Care Institute (HCI) that was hosted by the UCLA Anderson School of Business and the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. HCI is designed to assist grantees in improving the health of their staff, families, and children, while strengthening the communities in which they work. Participation in [...]
Children First, Sarasota County’s exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs, celebrated the completion of its 200th award-winning Nurturing Dads class on Thursday, May 10. Over the past 20 years, the award-winning class has reached just shy of 2,000 fathers. The free 10-week course is modeled after The Nurturing Father’s Program, a [...]
Who says you can't go to school in your pajamas?Some of the staff and children at our Dr. Elaine Marieb Early Learning Center dressed in their comfiest and coziest pajamas for a holiday "PJ" party that was held before the holiday break. We hope everyone is having a great start to the new semester! ... See MoreSee Less
There is still time to vote for Children First in the 2023 Best of SRQ Local competition! Children First is nominated in the following categories:•Philanthropy – Best Local Nonprofit•Philanthropy – Best Children’s NonprofitVoting is live through Wednesday, February 8th at midnight: www.srqmagazine.com/2023/bestof#/gallery?group=437428Thank you for helping Children First continue be our "best” for the fifth consecutive year! ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that you can sign up for classes through our award-winning Families First Institute? www.childrenfirst.net/sign-up-for-classes/With offerings such as our Parent Training Program, Positive Solutions for Families, and Job Skills Training, the Institute's goal is to support parents as the primary educator, nurturer, and advocate for their child. We also aim to assist parents in learning new skills as they work to accomplish goals and achieve self-sufficiency. You can sign up online today! ... See MoreSee Less
We loved having the monthly new member meeting for The Junior League of Sarasota at our Dr. Elaine Marieb Early Learning Center! Members had the opportunity to learn about the history of the Junior League's involvement with Children First as a founder of the agency in 1961.Special thank you to all of the members who brought in donations of school supplies for our classrooms! ... See MoreSee Less
Voting is now live for the 2023 Best of SRQ Local competition! Children First is nominated in the following categories:•Philanthropy – Best Local Nonprofit•Philanthropy – Best Children’s NonprofitAs we celebrate our 62nd year of providing high-quality early childhood education and comprehensive services to our community’s most vulnerable children and families, we know that our success would not be possible without your continued support. Please help us out by voting daily, spreading the word, and sharing our mission with our broader community. Voting is live through Wednesday, February 8th at midnight. To vote, please follow this link: www.srqmagazine.com/2023/bestof#/gallery?group=437429Thank you for helping Children First continue be our "best” for the fifth consecutive year! ... See MoreSee Less
As a supporter of Children First, you help us to provide high-quality early childhood education and family strengthening services to the most vulnerable children and families in our community.
We invite you to safeguard our life-changing programs for generations to come by joining our Legacy Society –Children First Forever – by notifying us of your [...]