Shaping Futures: The Kids Incorporated Blog

  • May 23, 2018

    Takesha and her daughter Lauryn

    We’d love to introduce you to Takesha and her daughter Lauryn!

    Takesha applied to our program for Lauryn in 2015. They were living in Making Miracles Group Home after relocating from Panama City. Takesha was unemployed and starting over in Tallahassee with the help of Debra Harris, who runs a faith-based center for young women.  After Lauryn enrolled at Brandon’s Place in the summer of 2016, Takesha moved into an apartment and continued to build stability with assistance from our program’s focus on education, health, and family services. 

    By the end of 2016 she started working as a substitute with... 

  • May 08, 2018

    Kidsfest 2018 in Pictures

  • April 16, 2018

    Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend Promo Video

  • March 30, 2018


    Meet sisters Acorria and Asa!

    When Acorria started our program at our Parkway EHS center in Leon County in August 2016, she had no word development, was unable to hold a spoon or drink from a cup; and had little to no social interaction with other children.

    Thanks to a consistent attention to care from her family and our staff, speech therapy, and...

  • February 13, 2018

    Danielle and Leah

    Kids Incorporated would like to introduce you to Danielle and her sweet daughter Leah!

    Danielle enrolled Leah at our Bright Days center in Madison, Florida in August of 2016. At the time, Danielle was unemployed and barely making ends meet as she attended school to get her Florida Child Care Professional Certification credentials. 

  • January 23, 2018

    How Bright is Our Future!

  • January 02, 2018

    Wintry Weather School Closure

    Update:  We will be returning to regular hours beginning tomorrow January 4th. 

    Important Announcement!  All Leon, Jefferson and Madison County Kids Incorporated center locations will be closed tomorrow, January 3rd due to the weather advisory.  The main office will reopen tomorrow at 1 pm.  Please stay tuned for any updates that may occur.  Thank you and please stay safe!

  • October 26, 2017

    Children with Disabilities

    Twelve percent of Head Start cumulative enrollment was made up of children with disabilities, defined as children having special plans under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In comparison, nationally, about three percent of infants and toddlers and six percent of preschool-age children have identified disabilities. Head Start serves a greater percentage of children with disabilities than found in the overall population.

    Locally, Kids Incorporated served 37 children with special needs last year, making up 13% of total enrollment.

  • October 05, 2017

    Tropical Storm Nate

    We are aware of the approaching tropical storm and will keep you updated here on our website, as well as our Facebook page with any changes to our Kids Incorporated services. Please keep in mind that we will follow local school board closures.

    - Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend Management Team


  • September 06, 2017

    Hurricane Irma

    Update 6: We have power in Monticello! Jefferson County EHS will be open for staff to return tomorrow, Friday September 15th and will be ready for the children to return on Monday September 18th. Thank you!


    Update 5: Center statuses for Thursday September 14th:

    Leon County centers including Brandon's Place, Parkway EHS and Budd Bell EHS: OPEN

    Jefferson County EHS: CLOSED (We will update as soon as power is restored)

    Madison County Bright Days: OPEN


    Update 4: Power restoration is ongoing in Jefferson county, therefore Jefferson County EHS will be closed at least through Friday September 15th. Please stay tuned into our Facebook and/or website for any changes that may occur. We will keep you updated as details unfold. Thank you!

    Update 3:  We are ready to begin our recovery! Kids Incorporated will reopen on Wednesday September 13th for staff only. This includes all teachers, support and administrative staff. Children will be welcomed back on Thursday September 14th.

    Update 2: Kids Incorporated Of The Big Bend will be closed on Monday September 11th and Tuesday September 12th. Thank you! Stay safe!

    Update: In an effort to prepare for hurricane Irma, Kids Incorporated Of The Big Bend's centers and administrative office will be closed Friday September 8th and Monday September 11th. Thank you, please be safe!

    Announcement! Kids Incorporated is committed to the safety and well-being of our children, family, community and staff. With Irma approaching, we would like to remind everyone that we will be following local school closures for our center operations. If you have any questions, please let us know. 

    Leon County Schools  Jefferson County Schools  

    Madison County Schools

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