Young boy and his mother reading together on a park bench

“Brain Matters” Documentary Screening: Be Our Guest

Friends, Why is it that some children thrive while other’s do not? Is it a matter of genetics, IQ, socioeconomic background, or education? Carlota Nelson, in her ground-breaking documentary, answers these questions in an enlightening globe-trotting journey about what truly… Read More

Florida to Study Early Learning Formula

Sarasota County’s Early Learning Coalition, which provides early childhood care for asset-limited families, continuously gets shorted in funding due to a mystery funding formula, and waitlists for the program remain high. Now, a state accountability office has been ordered to… Read More

Collaborating with Curiosity

    Mind in the Making (MITM) is a series of workshops that promote executive function life skills. The Patterson Foundation provides funding for these workshops throughout Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota counties as a part… Read More

Can Children’s Books Fight Racism?

Yes, but they must be books that reflect the diversity of all communities and affirm the identities of all children. Can buying a book combat racism? It can, when the characters look like the current population. Pediatrician Jacqueline Dongé agrees. Read More