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Best Place for Working Parents™ – Creative Corporate Child Care Solutions

  • September 20, 2020

COVID-19 undoubtedly has elevated the critical role child care plays in the functionality of today’s U.S. workforce. With many schools switching to virtual learning and most “non-essential” workers being sent to work from home, businesses of every size and industry have experienced the unprecedented impact of employees juggling the responsibilities of both child care and […]

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Community Partner Spotlight – The Concilio

  • September 07, 2020

Org Name: The Concilio Our Community Partners are committed to the day-in and day-out work of making Fort Worth the Best Place for Kids™ by facilitating tangible programming and services to families in our community that make a difference in childhood and family outcomes. Here is one such story of a community partner making a […]

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Kindergarten Readiness Study: Which Factors Are Most Important for School Success?

  • September 01, 2020

The Early Learning Alliance (ELA) – based in Tarrant County, together with UNT Health Science Center, published a report on the most important factors that help students succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. A survey of 100 local Kindergarten teachers and administrators across 11 school districts revealed that health and social-emotional factors ranked highest across seven […]

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City of Fort Worth to Enact Parental Leave Policy

City of Fort Worth to Enact Parental Leave Policy

  • August 20, 2020

The City of Fort Worth has a new leave policy for employees who become new moms and dads. The policy, approved by City Manager David Cooke and the City Council, officers six weeks of paid leave for maternity or paternity leave, including for adoptions and placements of children in homes. The leave is fully paid […]

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New Initiative Offers Tech Support for Kids Going Back to Virtual School

  • August 19, 2020

Fort Worth families have a new resource to help them with technology questions, as their children head back to online-only school, at least temporarily. Fort Worth’s Best Place for Kids initiative has launched the School Technology Help Desk initiative, a FREE service supported by volunteers, designed to provide one-on-one support for questions about school-issued devices […]

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FIND! Child Care tool

FIND! Child Care using our locally developed, FREE child care search tool

  • August 19, 2020

All parents can readily locate available licensed child care across Tarrant County near their work home and/or along their commute on their mobile or desktop devices for children ages 0-12 years of age using the locally developed, free FIND! child care search tool via:  find.bestplace4kids.com. FIND! was initially launched to specifically support “essential service workers” (as […]

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Satori Capital Best Place Designation

Satori Capital Earns A ‘Best Place for Working Parents™’ Designation

  • August 14, 2020

Satori Capital has been included in the inaugural list of “Best Places for Working Parents,” a designation that honors Fort Worth businesses that support working parents through events, policies, and/or family resources. Satori was recognized for its Optimal Living Program, which is designed to support the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of team members. […]

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Mayor Price Champions New Parental Leave Policy for the City of Fort Worth

  • August 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Fort Worth, Texas (August 11, 2020) – After on-going efforts to make Fort Worth known as the Best Place for Kids™ and The Best Place for Working Parents™*, Mayor Betsy Price champions the City of Fort Worth’s efforts to implement a new parental leave policy available to all […]

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Road to Readiness Resources Now Available for All Fort Worth Families!

  • August 07, 2020

On August 1st, The Best Place for Kids and Read Fort Worth hosted Road to Readiness Drive-Up Carnivals in 6 locations across Fort Worth serving 4,000 local families and students. Along with music and live entertainment (as well as an appearance by Mayor Betsy Price!), the carnivals featured 4 different tents of resources and giveaways […]

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Drive-thru back to school events held across Fort Worth to help families prepare for virtual learning

Drive-thru back to school events held across Fort Worth to help families prepare for virtual learning

  • August 01, 2020

Several organizations in Fort Worth, including some educators, banded together to help families prepare for school in a drive-thru event Saturday. For many North Texas families, remote learning is the task at hand to begin the new school year. Events around Fort Worth on Saturday were planned with that in mind.  Click here to […]

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