Children First, Inc., the exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services for Sarasota County, is proud to announce its slate of board leadership for 2024, and the addition of two new directors.
At the agency’s annual board reception on January 23, Keith G. Johnson, Managing Director & Senior Wealth Advisor with Truist, was [...]
October is Head Start Awareness Month, a month when we celebrate the one-million-plus children, from birth to 5 years old, that Head Start serves every year across the country. This comprehensive early education program for children from at-risk backgrounds gives them the building blocks needed so they can be successful both in school and in [...]
As communities across the nation grapple with the economic impact of the ongoing childcare crisis, Children First remains at the forefront of building a stronger, more promising future for children and families in need.
As the exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services for Sarasota County, Children First is proud to announce a [...]
We are proud to announce that five employees have recently earned the national Family Development Credential through the University of Connecticut!
The Family Development Credential (FDC) emerged in 1994 from a research-policy collaborative. The program provides frontline workers with the knowledge and skills they need to coach families to set and reach their own goals for [...]
“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us on a journey, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”
Once a year, we stop to honor and remember the most important man in our lives – our dad. Photographer Anne Geddes perhaps said it best [...]
Carlos Yancy is a Business Development Specialist with BayFirst Bank in Newtown, where he and his team have a direct focus on making a difference in our community and in the lives of those we serve.
He is also a proud Children First alumni and third-generation Sarasota resident. From a young age, he was taught the [...]
Thank you to the Bradenton Woman's Club, who graciously donated 76 pairs of pajamas, as well as 329 books in support of our "Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader" book drive! Your support is truly appreciated as we work together to strengthen children and families across our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Some of our children and families recently enjoyed a Valentine's Day engagement activity! Everyone enjoyed decorating their own picture frame to take home, and having their family portraits taken to place inside of the frames. ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us in congratulating our ROSS and Venice campuses, who have been recognized with a 4 star rating from the Early Learning Coalition Of Sarasota County and their "Look for the Stars" program!The Look for the Stars program rates all participating centers on a quality scale of 1 - 5. A rating of 3 is considered quality, with any rating above that considered excellent. We are so proud of our ROSS and Venice campuses for all of their hard work and incredible accomplishments. Congratulations! 🌟 #starstruck... See MoreSee Less
In honor of Black History Month, Children First proudly honors the legacy of individuals whose activism and accomplishments have left an indelible mark not only on our nation but on the global community. ... See MoreSee Less
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother TeresaAt Children First, the feeling of love welcomes you at every turn. This Valentine's Day, we want to spread that love with all of you!We are grateful for your love and kindness that empowers our children and families to reach for the stars and embrace a brighter tomorrow.Thank you for holding Children First close to your heart. We couldn't do it without you. ❤️Happy Valentine's Day!❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Numerous studies assert that children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read to every day than are children in families with incomes at or above poverty. Due to a combination of factors related to income disparity, by the time children are 5 years old, the ones in poorer [...]