(Sarasota, FL) — Children First, Sarasota County’s exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs, has announced the appointments of Tom Cail and Paige Levanti to its board of directors.
Cail is a principal in The Cail Grande Group, which is part of the REMAX Alliance Group of realtors. He specializes in luxury property sales and has consistently been rated among the Top 1% of all realtors in the Sarasota Association of Realtors and among the Top 3% of REMAX agents worldwide. An avid boater and tennis player, Tom and his wife, Kristy, who is also active with Children First, are the parents of two young children, Jaxon and Caitlin.
Levanti is a member of the Community Youth Development (CYD) STAR Leadership Training program, which encourages young people to take an active role within their communities. An incoming junior in the IB program at Riverview High School, she enjoys sports and is a member of Riverview’s History Bowl team. For the past four years, Paige has also served as a martial arts instructor for children.
“We are thrilled to have Tom and Paige join the board of directors at Children First,” said CEO and President Philip Tavill. “Both bring knowledge, skills and a sense of enthusiasm that are certain to benefit the children and families we serve.”
About Children First
Children First is Sarasota County’s exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs and operates 13 sites throughout the area. Each year, Children First serves over 500 of the county’s neediest children, ages birth to five years old, and their families by providing advanced early childhood education programs, as well as critical nutrition and developmental healthcare assistance. They also offer a variety of parenting programs, like the Nurturing Dads Initiative, for parents and family members.
Recently designated as one of top eight Head Start programs in the United States by the National Head Start Association, Children First continues to fulfill its mission of “strengthening children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health and well-being.”