News & Events

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
‘Road to Readiness' Events in Fort Worth Aim to Help Families Prepare for New School Year

‘Road to Readiness’ Events in Fort Worth Aim to Help Families Prepare for New School Year

  • August 01, 2020

With a new school year approaching and many districts making the decision to modify instruction settings starting out, a community effort in Fort Worth aimed to better prepare families. Read more at nbcdfw.com

Read More

Fort Worth Community puts on free drive-up carnivals for families.

  • July 31, 2020

On Saturday, August 1st Fort Worth families had the opportunity to hop in the car, experience a little fun and at the same time pick up valuable free resources for the school year. Cheraya Peña from The Best Place for Kids!™ talks to Good Day about the drive-up “Road to Readiness” carnivals.     

Read More

COVID-19 Update with Mayor Price and Cheraya Peña

  • July 30, 2020

Mayor Price highlights local resources available for parents and kids with Fort Worth’s Best Place for Kids!™ program director, Cheraya Peña.

Read More

Drive-Up School-Readiness Carnival

  • July 29, 2020

Two local nonprofits – The Best Place For Kids!™ and Read Fort Worth – are teaming up to help families with kids who are pre-K thru third grade by bringing school supplies and resources right to Fort Worth neighborhoods. This summer partnership aims to help kids meet their full academic potential by meeting students and […]

Read More

The Future of the Texas Workforce Post-COVID

  • June 26, 2020

In collaboration with SMU’s Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) and as Part II of a series of collecting and sharing key business leader insights, The Best Place for Working Parents™ surveyed business leaders across Texas in May 2020 to gather insights about the future of the Texas workforce post-COVID. The key objectives of the […]

Read More

Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen – Thank you!

  • June 26, 2020

The Best Place for Kids™ extends a sincere “thank you” to The Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen for contributing the funds raised at their annual golf tournament held at the Bear Creek Golf Club on June 26th, 2020. Their generous support aided our efforts to impact 4,000 local families and students at our community […]

Read More

Going back to work, but need childcare? There’s a website for that

  • May 20, 2020

Fort Worth Business Press: Going back to work, but need childcare? There’s a website for that

Read More

Stay in the know

Read about some of the ways we use a whole-community approach to increase meaningful childhood and family outcomes through collaborative education and economic development innovations.

Follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know about upcoming projects.

Submit your email address to receive our newsletter: