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Collier County businesses initiative to help children

Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. (CCCR) has announced the launch of “The CCCR Business 100.” An exclusive group of local businesses, The CCCR Business 100 is designed to provide support for Collier Child Care Resources’ mission and programs that serve economically disadvantaged children and families of Collier County.

Class Notes–Rising Star scholarship winner gives credit to after-school teacher

Sometimes it’s just one person who makes a total difference in a student’s life, or a couple of special people in other cases. Well, the young lady recognized as a “rising star” 10 days ago at Immokalee High School, credits those working in the Guadalupe Center’s after-school program back in 2002 for making the difference for her. She has most certainly thrived ever since.

Children’s Services Council of Martin County approves budget on first reading

The Children’s Services Council of Martin County gave unanimous approval on first reading to adopt a $9.6 million budget for fiscal year 2012-13 at its first public hearing Monday.

Program gives kids a better shot at reading for educational success

Among our earliest joys in life was reading. We still remember the first book reading to us by our mothers –– for one of us, Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat”; for the other, “The Little Engine That Could.” To watch as a child learns to read is one of life’s special moments. Reading is the foundation of success in life.

The Sad State of Florida’s Children

The annual National Kids Count survey, conducted since 1990 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows that Florida ranks in the bottom third of the 50 states in every important measurement of children’s well-being.

Florida should spend more on state’s pre-K program

Last month, the Florida Department of Children and Families released an annual “progress report” with some encouraging news about the state’s children.

Florida behind in creating highly skilled workforce, study says

Florida will lag behind the nation in creating high-paying jobs and producing workers who can fill them, according to a study by Georgetown University released Tuesday.

Florida Children’s Council CEO Appointed to Workforce Florida, Inc. Board

The Florida Children’s Council (formerly the Florida Children’s Services Council) today announced its Chief Executive Officer, Brittany Birken, Ph.D., was appointed to the Workforce Florida Inc.

Florida Children’s Services Council Announces New Chief Executive Officer

The Florida Children’s Services Council (FCSC) Board of Directors today announced Brittany Birken, Ph.D., as the organization’s new chief executive officer.

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