Kids First Benefits From Community Bag Purchases

By January 2, 2020 0 Comments

We are excited to share that Kids First of Florida has been selected to be a part of the Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for shoppers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment. For the month of January, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at…

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5 Ways to Relax and Reduce the Stress of the Day

By December 11, 2019 0 Comments

Are you often on the go? Rushing to-and-fro can make it hard to relax when work and chores are out the way and you need to unwind. Your mind buzzes, and you don’t let go of stress. Here are five ways to release the strain of the day and gain much-needed rest. Take calming breaths…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Teen From Sexual Predators

By October 18, 2019 1 Comment

Sadly, the statistics on sexual abuse of children and teenagers continue to grow.  It is every parent’s worst nightmare.  In light of this danger, are there steps you can take to keep your teen safe?  Absolutely.  And the time to do so is now.  Here are 5 tips to begin a dialogue with your child…

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10 Ways Parents Can Support Teachers

By September 16, 2019 0 Comments

Teaching can be a rough job. And more than likely, you’ve heard the complaints: long hours, poor pay, and no respect. But you can help make it better. While you might not be able to give your child’s teacher a raise or smaller class sizes, the following are some ways you can support them. 1….

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Back To School Night Will Benefit Children Served By Kids First

By July 17, 2019 1 Comment

Allegro and ComForCare are hosting a Back To School Industry Night to gather school supplies for children who are served by Kids First of Florida. The event takes place Thursday, August 1, from 3 pm until 6 pm at Allegro, 3651 US Hwy. 17 in Fleming Island. Ernie Cohen, Kids First Community Liaison, said Kids…

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3 Factors That Grow Your Toddler Into a Reader

By June 28, 2019 0 Comments

Some parents may underestimate their role in their child’s academic future. They may expect that once the child gets to school, that’s when the learning will begin. This is a dangerous assumption because schools do not necessarily succeed in growing each child to grade-level literacy. Here are three essential factors that will ensure your toddler…

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Stress Can Make It More Difficult For Students To Learn

By March 6, 2019 0 Comments

Exams. Pop quizzes. Speaking in front of the class. School can be a pretty stressful experience for students. What comes to mind when you think of the word “stress”? Often, people will think about just the negative aspects of stress. They’ll think about how they personally feel when they are stressed and how it impacts…

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Foster Parent Appreciation Week – The Mancosh Family

By February 16, 2019 0 Comments

If there were photos in the dictionary next to “Foster Parent”, Mary Jo and Don would have earned that spot! Their home has a revolving door with placements over the years,  but they make relationships with each child. To this day, they still stay in contact with earlier children whom they fostered, and have even…

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Foster Parent Appreciation Week – Introducing April Williamson

By February 15, 2019 0 Comments

April Williamson fosters two siblings; one is a toddler and the other came into her care as a newborn.  Ms. Williamson always keeps KFF staff up to date on how the children are doing and takes the children to all of their doctor appointments. The toddler is always happy and laughing in her care and both…

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