Shaping Futures: The Kids Incorporated Blog

  • November 23, 2016

    #GivingTuesday

    #Thanks for Giving!  

    Thanks to all who took the time to make a donation to Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend for #GivingTuesday.  Because of your generosity, we more than doubled last year's contributions and for that, we are extremely grateful.  

  • October 28, 2016

    Thanks for Reading Days

    We kicked off our Third Annual "Thanks for Reading Days" on Monday, November 14 and it runs through Monday, November 21.

    Thanks for Reading Days is our way to focus attention on the importance of reading to children ages 0 to 3.  

  • September 05, 2016

    Stormy Weather - Great Community Effort!

    We'd like to thank the families we serve for their patience in getting our centers back up and operational after the recent storm.

    Special thanks to our staff for working to get our centers back up and operational once power was restored.  We had to replace food and in a few instances, make repairs to a classroom, etc.  

    We are deeply grateful for the hard and long work officials have put in to restore power, remove trees from roads, and kept us informed during the storm's aftermath.  We appreciate everyone who has pulled together and stepped up to help, especially the non-profit world, including the American Red Cross, 2-1-1 Big Bend and Second Harvest, to name a few.  

    Now that life is settling back into normal, we continue to invite you to check out our publications page and try a few of the hands-on children's activities from our brochure, "Recipes for Fun".  Most involve household items you may already have.  Another good source for activities to keep the kids active may be found on Fun4TallyKids.com.  

  • April 18, 2016

    Community Engagement

    It's always nice when a business or community organization gets involved in our community by supporting non-profit organizations.

  • January 05, 2016

    Making Progress Bridging the Achievement Gap

    It’s been a busy time since we launched our initiative in August to strengthen family engagement in our Early Head Start program and to read aloud to their children 15 to 20 minutes each day to  help us bridge the Achievement Gap.

  • December 03, 2015

    Play with us at Market Days

    Kids Incorporated is excited to be partnering with the Tallahassee Museum to provide free children's activities at Saturday's Market Days.

  • November 20, 2015

    Thanks for Reading Days

    Did you know a baby's brain has about 100 billion neurons at birth; by age 3 there will be about 1,000 trillion connections between them?  

  • June 30, 2015

    Help Us Attack the Gap…the Achievement Gap!

    Did you know that children from the highest socioeconomic status (SES), have been read to 1,000 hours before kindergarten, while those from the lowest SES have only been read to 25 hours?

    Did you know that children from the highest SES have had 45 million words addressed to them by age 4, while those from the lowest SES have only had 13 million words addressed to them?

    These are two outcomes of the impact of the Achievement Gap, which is the significant and persistent disparity in academic performance between different groups of students, such as students from higher-income and lower-income, for example.  

  • May 12, 2015

    We Couldn’t Do it Without a Lot of Help

    53 businesses and community organizations with 153 staff and volunteers provided funding and/or children’s activities…  

    13 sponsors who made it all possible…

    The Lottery ShowVan and the nice man who set it up so that 148 entertainers representing 12 groups could provide 165 volunteer hours of entertainment…

    95 event volunteers donated 499 hours preparing and carrying out a variety of arts & craft activities, games, and other hands-on activities…

    Ponies, a  llama and a train that was the little engine that could (and Rod, the wonderful & patient conductor)…

    A monster obstacle course-water slide combo & a giant bouncer-slide…

    Uncle Maddio’s pizza…Italian Ice…Pepsi products…

  • April 21, 2015

    A Rock, a Pony and A Llama

    You can climb a 24 foot rock wall, ride a pony and kiss a llama at Kidsfest on Saturday, May 2.  

    The 14th Annual Kidsfest will have a 24 foot rock climbing wall that 3 people can climb on at one time, pony rides between 11 and 2 and yes, even a live llama to kiss (the llama's only going to be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - but the rock wall and much more will be there for the duration of Kidsfest (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the N. Florida Fairgrounds.

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