Please watch the video below to learn more about Children First and our mission
Children First - Fairytale Ball: the Enchanted Library
See the difference Children First makes in our community.
Mission Moment March 2019
"Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson
Children First - Year in Review 2017
Take a look back at the impact of Children First in 2017.
Children First - Helping Children and Families Achieve their Potential Since 1961
This video was created to showcase the early childhood education programs and family support services provided by Children First, Inc, of Sarasota, Florida. As the exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Sarasota County, Children First each year helps more than 600 underprivileged children and their families grow stronger and achieve their dreams of building a brighter future for themselves. The video was produced as part of Children First's "Achieving Potential" campaign in fall 2013.
Children First Valentine's Video
Look at our children's face when they experience their Children First Valentines Day.
Children First Celebrates Elaine's Kids
This video was created to thank Dr. Elaine Marieb, whose generosity helped create the Elaine's Kids program at Children First. Through the program, each summer more than 40 children living in poverty in Sarasota County, Florida, get to attend summer school and continue their pre-kindergarten education without summer learning loss. We thank Dr. Marieb for making this extraordinary gift possible for these deserving young children and their families.
Children First - Year in Review 2014
Let's take a look at 2014 at Children First.
Children First Thanksgiving Movie 2014
This is a video message from the children, families and staff of Children First to all our supporters and friends in celebration of Thanksgiving 2014. Children First is the exclusive Head Start provider for Sarasota County, Florida, and each year helps more than 600 children and families escape poverty by providing all-day early childhood education, nutrition and healthcare assistance, and financial and family life skills.
Summer Literacy Camp Reading
Watch as this little girl shows off her reading skills at Children First Summer Literacy Camp
Children First Thanks John Bean
We thank John Bean for his many years of service to Children First on our Board of Directors.
Children First presents Rosa Parks
Ms. Carla and Ms. Maldanado's class from Children First present "Rosa Parks and the Superstars" in honor of Black History Month.