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Summer 2020 – Road to Readiness

  • April 27, 2021

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Read Fort Worth Convenes Key Community Partners on Critical Education Issues

  • February 22, 2021

As the 87th Legislative Session is underway, Read Fort Worth convened a number of key community partners to join forces and advocate for education with unified voice to the Tarrant County Delegation on Tarrant County Legislative Day, hosted by the Fort Worth chamber of Commerce. The Advocacy Allies include: Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Best […]

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Hard-Hit Child Care Industry May Need Multisector Response to Revive and Thrive

  • February 15, 2021

The innovative efforts of The Best Place for Working Parents® and The Best Place for Kids!® is featured as an “Inventive Idea” in the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ February 11, 2021 Economic Development & Human Capital article titled, “Hard-Hit Child Care Industry May Need Multi-Sector Response to Revive and Thrive”. The article goes on […]

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Tarrant County – 2020 Impact Report – Building the Best Place for Kids!®

  • December 21, 2020

Click here to view highlights from Tarrant County’s collective education efforts in 2020, from cradle to career.

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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! was initially launched to specifically support “essential service workers” (as […]

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