Photos: Children First's 'Flip Flops and Fashion'

Proceeds benefited Children First, which provides Head Start and Early Head Start services in Sarasota County.

11/09/2022 Photography by Lori Sax


Photos: Children First's Rockin' Lobster Beach Party

Lobster, libations and s'mores on the Venice Fishing Pier made for a lovely evening.

11/09/2022 By Lori Sax

Fast Track

Children First Names New Board Members, Officers

Elizabeth Stamoulis, Linda Monda and Joe Stephan have each been named to the board of directors.

01/20/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Children First Director of Education Appointed to National Committee

Kesoglou will serve on the National Head Start Association's Region IV Foster Care Challenge committee.

01/15/2021 By Staff

Unity Awards

Philip Tavill Is Dedicated to Helping Infants, Toddlers and Their Families Through Children First

“We want no wait list for care for children below the poverty line. We’ll never rest on our laurels.”

01/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

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Organizations Name New Board Members

Four Sarasota women have been elected to state and local boards of directors.

12/08/2020 By Staff


Children First Receives $10,000 Grant From Suncoast Credit Union

Children First provides year-round early childhood education for approximately 900 children and their families.

08/28/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Children First Names New Board Leadership for 2020

Children First provides Head Start and Early Head Start services to Sarasota County residents.

01/29/2020 By Staff


William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Awards $77,000 Grant to Children First

The grant will fund improved security at four of Children First's locations.

12/30/2019 By Staff


Children First Receives More Than $45,000 in Grants

The funds will be used to support scholarships for high-risk children and classes and workshops at the agency’s Families First Institute.

12/19/2019 By Staff


Children First and Sarasota Housing Authority Transform Modular Building, Add Two New Classrooms

The building will be Children First's 14th location in Sarasota County.

06/24/2019 By Staff


Early Childhood Nonprofit Picks 2018 Leadership

Children First recently named PGT Innovations CEO Jeff Jackson as the nonprofit's board chair for 2018.

01/29/2018 By Staff


Sarasota Nonprofit Recognized for Marketing Campaign

Children First, Sarasota County’s provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs, last week won WEDU's Be More Informed Nielsen Marketing Campaign Award.

03/01/2017 By staff


Nonprofit Picks New Board Chair

Children First, which provides Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Sarasota County, recently named A. James Rolfes as board chair for 2017

02/06/2017 By staff

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This Week's Good Deeds

Big donations to Easter Seals Southwest Florida, USF Sarasota-Manatee's veterans' programs and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.

03/17/2016 Research by staff


The Next Generation of Philanthropists

Meet four young people who are embracing philanthropy.

09/02/2013 By Ilene Denton