Empowered Families

A child with curly brown hair, with a book in hand, smiling
A young boy with his head popping out of a jungle gym at a park

Children First envisions a vibrant community that cherishes education, provides opportunities for children and families to grow and thrive, and encourages and empowers families in supporting their children.

The Families First Institute (FFI) is an award-winning, family-focused initiative aimed at strengthening families.

We offer courses and workshops that focus on child development, parenting strategies, career and personal growth, improving English skills, and money management.

Our goal is to help lead your family to positive and enduring change through education, information, guidance, and support. We are here to support you – the primary Educator, nurturer, and advocates for your children.

All Families First Institute courses are offered at no cost to you.

Seeking Success Through Sunshine

Originally written for Children First’s 2021 Annual Report.

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Tanea with her 5 children. An African American family all dressed in blue

Sowing Seeds of Success

Originally written for Children First’s 2021 Annual Report.

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Olivia with her child. An African American woman and her child.

The Making of a Super Mom

Originally written for Children First’s 2020 Annual Report.

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Heather with her toddler boy, both Caucasian