Join us for exciting Kids Month Events!!

Find out more about Summit For Kids and all of the Kids Month events below.
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Welcome To First Things First

First Things First is Summit County's comprehensive childhood development project.
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Kindergarten Readiness

Early Care and Education Committee developed a useful tool for checking your child's readiness for kindergarten. Click below to learn more.
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Check Your Child's Development

You can now complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) online to see how your child is developing!
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Community Partners

First Things First is a coalition consisting of many agencies and service providers in Summit County working together to improve services. Click here to read more...

Goals & Strategies

The Early Care and Education Enhancement Plan strives to address system gaps and ensure the health of our children. Click here to read more...

Programs & Services

Browse programs related to childhood development or search our comprehensive database for children's services. Click here to read more...

About Us

First Things First is Summit County's Childhood Development Project

IN MARCH 2009, Summit County Executive Russ Pry designated Summit County Family and Children First Council as the lead agency in developing a comprehensive early care and education system enhancement plan. This plan established First Things First, a child development project which strives to address system gaps and to identify improvements needed to ensure young children in Summit County have the greatest opportunity for positive physical and mental health, early learning, and developmental outcomes, and to ensure families have access to needed support services.
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Our Events

Summit Kids Month

August is Summit Kids Month, a month-long focus on the importance of early childhood education, screening, and health and wellness. For more information, click here.
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6th Annual Summit For Kids

On August 15, 2015 parents and children are invited to the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron to enjoy fun and educational activities, free back-to-school items and more! For more information, click here.
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