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Children First Expands Annual Holiday Program

Children First, the exclusive provider for Head Start and Early Head Start services in Sarasota County, is thrilled to announce an exciting expansion of our annual holiday program to ensure that, in addition to every child, the entire family will experience the joy and magic of the holiday season.

Ranked in the top one percent of over 1,800 Head Start programs nationwide, Children First offers high-quality, comprehensive services to hundreds of at-risk children and their families each year at multiple locations across North Port, Sarasota, and Venice.

Adoption Options:

We're thrilled to offer three adoption options for this year's annual holiday program:

  • Small Family of Two: Adopt a small family, bringing warmth and cheer to a child and parent!
  • Medium Family of Three or Four: Spread joy to families with three or four members, ensuring that everyone feels the holiday spirit!
  • Large Family of Five or More: Embrace the opportunity to make a significant impact by adopting a family with five or more members, creating lasting holiday memories for all!

All gifts must be received by Children First by December 8th, 2023, to ensure we have ample time to distribute them to the deserving families.

Get Involved:

We invite our community members to be part of this wonderful initiative by adopting a child or family for the holiday season! To participate, please reach out to Karen Pharo at Karen will provide all the necessary information and guidelines to make your contribution a memorable and heartwarming experience!

About Children First:

Founded in 1961 and ranked in the top 1% out of over 1,800 Head Starts nationwide, Children First strengthens children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health, and well-being. At 15 sites throughout Sarasota County, Children First offers full-day preschool, infant and toddler care, and nutrition and health care assistance to children ages birth to five years old from low-income families. Through Children First, the children receive the social and cognitive skills needed to enter kindergarten and elementary school on track. For more information, call (941) 953-3877 or go to


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