By Ben Baumer on October 8th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm
$10 million donation to Benefit Head Start – The National Head Start Association has received a $10 million donation to help keep the program running during the federal government shutdown. Head Start programs, which focus on early education for low-income […]
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By Joe Lancos on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.
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By Jennifer Mesika on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm
The recent debate over same-sex marriage affects more than the rights of adults, but the lives of children as well.
By Wade Millward on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm
A New England Journal of Medicine report challenges popular myths and presumptions about weight loss, dieting and exercise.
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By Stephanie Denardo on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm
The first quintuplets born at Shands Hospital for Children are able to go home after spending two months in the neonatal ICU. Parents Kelley and Stacy Dyal are overjoyed to bring their newborns home.
By Alexys Martinez on August 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm
Use of the internet is now a given for today’s children. As they explore the internet, they can get more than just the content they’re searching for online. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez reports, many of them receive personal messages […]
By Blake Alderman on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am
As the investigation into the Colorado movie theatre shooting continues, many parents may wonder just how much exposure their children should have to the news coverage. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman talked with a child psychiatrist. Dr. Elias H. Sarkis, who gives some […]
With rising temperatures and busy summer days, the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave their children unattended in cars. Press Secretary of the Department Erin Gillespie says that this is a growing […]
By Maria Tridas on May 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:14 am
The Back to Sleep Campaign educates parents and caregivers to do just that, place infants on their backs while they sleep to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. While the instances of the SIDS are generally rare, the causes […]
By Kelsey Peck on March 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm
A local after-school program is helping kids succeed in the classroom. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports, this recently revamped program offers three components to strengthen a child academically and build character.