Partner Spotlight - Florida Education Foundation

The Florida Education Foundation is a not for profit corporation whose mission is to lead in educational enhancements statewide. Seeking the improvement of performance of public school students from prekindergarten through 12th grade the Foundation encourages collaboration among parents, business people, community members and Florida public schools. By fostering and developing community and private sector resources the Foundation is able to promote excellence among prek-12 students. Florida Educational foundation has a hand in several statewide initiatives the likes of Sunshine State Scholars and Principle’s Summit (just to name a couple). They have partnered with companies like Wells Fargo and AT&T to serve as fiscal agents for several statewide grants. The Foundation believes excellence should be recognized not only in students but in teachers as well. Being part of the Macy’s Teacher of the Year award allows the top teachers in Florida to be recognized for all their hard work and success with their students.

Children’s Week is ecstatic to partner with the Florida Education Foundation and fully supports their mission in developing and bettering the education of Florida children. For more information on how to get involved, become a partner, or make a donation, visit floridaeducationfoundation.org.

Partner Spotlight - WCTV

WCTV LogoSince 1955 WCTV has been bringing Tallahassee and Southwest Georgia the latest breaking news both locally and nationally. With 4 broadcasts at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 WCTV’s Eyewitness news team brings viewers the most up to date information on the area’s breaking stories. Get your forecast for the week from the region’s most accurate meteorology team, or stay in the know with your favorite teams from professional sports to high school athletics and everything in between. Get in the loop with politics not only on the statewide level but nationally as well. If it’s breaking at the capitol Eyewitness News is reporting it, ensuring that their viewers have the most accurate and up to date information.

Being a CBS affiliate views can also tune into their favorite CBS programs. Catch The Young and the Restless on WCTV daytime. If you’re more of a primetime TV watcher you can watch hit shows like The Big Bang Theory or 2 Broke Girls. As for the night owls WCTV is the home of Late Show with David Letterman and Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Children’s Week is proud to announce WCTV as a partner this year and thank them for their coverage and support! Connect with WCTV on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, as well as with their mobile app for iPhone and Android! Visit wctv.tv for more news and community connections.

Partner Spotlight - Coventry Health Care of Florida

chcflCoventry Health Care of Florida seeks to provide quality, affordable healthcare for individuals, families, and employer groups alike. Providing a full range of health benefit plans including: HMO, POS, PPO, Open Access, Consumer Driven, Medicare, Medicade, Healthy Kids and Long Term Care, Coventry Health Care meets the needs of any individual or employer group. Coventry Health Care serves over 310,000 Floridians and 7,600 employers in the state of Florida alone.

Having a regional headquarters in Broward County, Coventry Health Care of Florida is able to work on a local level with its clientele. Coventry Healthcare is able to provide the familiarity and feel of a local company while giving their clients the financial security, trust and resources of a national company. Serving more than 5 million members nationwide Coventry is a publicly traded, Fortune 500 company that produces a solid record of quality customer service, financial security and consistent, profitable growth in all realms of business.

Children’s Week is pleased to partner with Coventry Healthcare of Florida, and supports their efforts both locally and nationally in providing top-notch health care for children and their parents both state and nationwide. Visit their website to learn more about Coventry’s full range of services and further contact information.

Partner Spotlight - Florida Hospital Association

fhaFrom its founding in 1927, the Florida Hospital Association has been the voice of hospitals across the state of Florida. FHA works not only on the state level, but on the national level as well with representation in Washington D.C., Florida Hospital Association believes through representation and advocacy, education and informational services, it can support the mission of its members to provide the highest quality of care to the patients they serve.

Past, present and future, Florida Hospital Association seeks to push the community value of hospitals, build consensus with other groups and secure needed resources so its members may continue to provide high-quality, affordable care to their communities. FHA provides a unified voice for the hospital community, educates and collaborates on a state and federal level to help shape critical policy issues that impact patients and communities alike.

Children’s Week is proud to partner with Florida Hospital Association in their advocacy for the many medical centers and children’s hospitals, providing quality care for the children and adults of Florida. Follow and connect with FHA via Facebook and Twitter or visit their website, http://www.fha.org/ to learn more and get involved.

Partner Spotlight - Newk's

newkslogoWhen you’re tired of the same-old, run-of-the-mill restaurants where you feel like you've tried everything, go somewhere new! Try Newk’s Eatery, where you will find fast, fresh, made-to-order dishes sure to satisfy any craving. Newk’s provides its customers with options ranging from home-made soups and fresh salads, to toasted sandwiches and cheesy pizzas. It's much more exciting (and nutritious) than your average fast food options!

Newk’s has something for everyone! Are you an adventurous eater? Try the spicy shrimp pizza! Or are you more of a plain-Jane? Then the four cheese macaroni and cheese is just the ticket! There’s no eater too picky for Newk’s! With two locations in Tallahassee there’s no excuse to not call up some friends, gather the colleagues, or just stop in for lunch or dinner. Too busy to dine-in? No problem! You can call in your order and pick it up at the closest location to you!

At Newk’s speed and convenience are priorities. While many other restaurants are speedy and convenient, none provide the fresh, quality food (and variety) you can find at Newk’s. Children’s Week is proud to partner with Newk’s Eatery in providing a fresh and delicious dining experience for families and children all over Tallahassee!

Connect with Newk’s on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. For franchising information and opportunities visit their website, newks.com!

Partner Spotlight - WaterVentures

30In 2013, WaterVentures Florida's Learning Lab set out to take the story of Florida's biodiversity, hydrogeology, and watershed stewardship on the road to 4th and 5th grade students all across the Sunshine State. With their 53 foot modified tractor trailer filled with interactive and inquiry based educational exhibits, WaterVentures has proved itself to be a fun, engaging, and educational experience for everyone. We are happy to announce that WaterVentures Florida's Learning Lab is coming back to Children's Week as a Statewide Partner in 2014!

Last year was a great success for WaterVentures. Visiting over 50 schools in Miami-Dade County, joining forces with Mote Marine at the Capitol for Ocean's Day, partnering with United Way of Florida during Children's Week, and spending the weekend with homeschoolers at the Florida Homeschool Convention, just to name a few! Summer 2013 wasn't any different with various summer camps, events, and workshops scheduled every day.

77The WaterVentures team has a highly skilled team of educators who are passionate about spreading the message of Florida's freshwater resources with students of all ages. WaterVentures not only provides experienced educators, but also Pre/Post Exhibit Activities, a Pre/Post Test, as well as supplemental materials to extend the message into the classroom, all which can be found on, www.waterventures.us. The WaterVentures curriculum has been developed by and for teachers and is aligned to the NGSSS and NSF standards for 4th and 5th grade.

The best part of WaterVentures is that we are a FREE service for the state and we would love to visit your area in the near future. For more information or to schedule your county or event with WaterVentures please email Helen Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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