Sarasota, FL – Children First has been awarded a grant from the B. Wade White Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. This $5,000 grant will be used to make needed classroom improvements at Children First’s Alta Vista site. This Head Start classroom is a partnership with the Sarasota County School Board and serves 18 at-risk children, ages three to five, each year.
Founded in 1961 and recently designated as one of the top 10 Head Start programs in the United States, Children First has been serving Sarasota County for over 50 years. Each year, the organization provides a wide range of services to more than 600 of our county’s neediest children, ages birth to five years old, helping them prepare for Kindergarten through Early Head Start, Head Start and early childhood education programs. The agency also offers a variety of parenting, budgeting and educational development programs for families.
Through these services, 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.”