Introducing the Watford Family

Veteran Foster Parents Celebrated During Foster Family Appreciation Week Tracy and Craig Watford are among our veteran Foster Parents, who is also provide a medical foster home. They have been caring for children for over 20 years! Tracy serves as an unofficial support to our other foster homes and offers a plethora of information.  Tracy…

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Introducing the Mosby Family

Celebrating Kids First Foster Families All Week Long Heidi and James Mosby have done an amazing job co-parenting with the biological parents to a child who recently went through reunification. They worked so well with the parents that Heidi was deemed as a safety monitor so the child could go back in the home. Neither…

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Meet The Supinsky Family

Clay County Foster Family Celebrated During Foster Family Appreciation Week The Supinskys were licensed in November 2019, and it didn’t take any time for them to be at full capacity! They have welcomed a large sibling group and pre-teen into their home, which most would have turned away. Even with the challenges placed in front…

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Kids First Benefits From Community Bag Purchases

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

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

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

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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3 Factors That Grow Your Toddler Into a Reader

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

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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