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Forty Carrots Family Center

Forty Carrots aims to empower families with the tools they need to ensure positive outcomes, both short-term and long-term, for children. Forty Carrots believes strongly that all families should have access to parenting education, mental health, and early childhood education, and strives to make appropriate services available for families from all walks of life. Forty Carrots’ staff travel throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties utilizing community partnerships to deliver critical information and support efficiently and conveniently. With 31 formal partner collaborations across 33 service locations, Forty Carrots’ specialized expertise fills a void for partnering agencies as they focus on their mission (such as a drug-free birth or secure and stable housing). Since 1993, Forty Carrots has served over 50,000 families through its parenting education, nationally accredited preschool, and mental health programming.... Read more


• Prevent child abuse, neglect, and other childhood trauma;
• Ensure positive outcomes, both short-term and long-term, for the children; Build a community of capable, caring, and respectful young people;
• Provide parents/guardians with information, skills, and support to better equip them in the job of raising their children;
• Promote positive and productive relationships between parents/guardians and their children;
• Promote learning and development in each of the following areas: social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive.
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Forty Carrots Family Center is guided by a vision that all parents will provide their children with experiences and environments that are emotionally and physically safe so that they can grow into capable and caring young people.... Read more


To nurture healthy child and family development through research-based, relationship-centered education and mental health services.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

Serving thousands of families from all walks of life, Forty Carrots staff are trained professionals offering the highest quality parenting, early childhood education, and mental health services. Staff are valued and treated as professionals, provided opportunities for professional development, and are afforded flexibility and work/life balance. Collaborative work is essential as the three programming areas work in tandem to strengthen families. The agency promotes research, innovation, and growth within programs, and encourages curiosity and learning. Forty Carrots embraces and celebrates the unique experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds that each employee brings to the workplace. Forty Carrots continually strives to cultivate an environment where employees, volunteers and our clients and families feel respected, valued, and empowered.... Read more


Forty Carrots Family Center Core Values
• The family is the foundation of our society.
• The first five years of life are crucial to long term development.
• Every child has the right to a childhood that is emotionally and physically safe and filled with nurturing relationships and positive learning experiences.
• Relationships are the context within which the most meaningful learning occurs.
• Most parents want to do a good job raising their children.
• Building on strengths is the best way to facilitate growth and change.


Sarasota, FL


51 US Employees


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