Awards and Honors
The Observer - Thank you to The Observer for sharing the exciting news about our purchase of a small, neighboring building which will house our Parenting Program's Child and Family Therapy offices. Click here to read the article.
Sarasota Magazine - Click here to read this special report in Sarasota Magazine's November issue.
SRQ Story Project - "Forty Carrots Family Center is thrilled to join our long-time partner, SRQ Magazine, for their Story Project initiative. This special project shows SRQ's level of commitment to the well-being of children and families in our community by helping us share information about our early childhood and parenting education programs with their readers. We are privileged to be part." - Michelle Kapreilian
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March 2015 - The Preschool at Forty Carrots and The Firefly Gala both received a Finalist Award in the Sarasota Herald Tribune Reader's Choice Awards.
October 2014 - Forty Carrots Family Center received "Readers Choice Awards 2012" for: Parenting Education, Preschool, and Family Therapist - Meredith Piazza.
June 2014 - Forty Carrots Family Center won the Education category for Tampa Bay Business Journal 2014 Non Profit of the Year Awards.
April 2013 - Forty Carrots Family Center received "Readers Choice Awards 2012" for: Parenting Education, Preschool, and Family Therapist - Meredith Piazza. Also congratulations to Forty Carrots Family Center for receiving Family Friendly Employer and Family Friendly Business of the year.
April 2012 - For the second year in a row, The Forty Carrots Parenting Program was awarded the Gulf Coast Family Living Magazine #1 for Parenting Education and #1 for Family Friendly Employer of the Year in their Reader's Choice Awards 2011.
April 2011 - The Forty Carrots Parenting Program was awarded
the Gulf Coast Family Living Magazine #1 for Parenting Education and #1 for Family Friendly Employer of the Year in their Reader's Choice Awards 2010.
January 2011 - The Preschool at Forty Carrots Family Center was voted First Place in the 2010 Sarasota Herald Tribune's Reader's Choice awards.
April 2010 - The Forty Carrots Preschool was awarded
Five Stars from Look for the Stars Quality Improvement System in Sarasota County for "exceeding the basic requirements for child care and providing a quality early learning environment".
July 6, 2009 - Forty Carrots Family Center thanks the readers of Family Living Magazine for naming The Parenting Center #1 for Parenting Education in the annual Readers' Choice Awards.
February 17, 2009 - Forty Carrots Family Center was honored as "Caring Kids Organization of the Year" by First Step of Sarasota's Mothers & Infants program.
January 15, 2009 - Forty Carrots Family Center was recognized by West Central Florida's Community PBS Station, WEDU, at the Be More Awards recognizing non-profits in WEDU's viewing area. Forty Carrots was recognized as semi-finalist in the coveted Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award and a semi-finalist in the Be More Informed Marketing Award. Over 85 organizations were represented and Forty Carrots was very honored to be recognized as one of the top five nonprofits in West Central Florida.
January 2009 - Wine, Women & Shoes, a benefit for Forty Carrots Family Center, was recognized by The Observer Group as one of the Best of Black Tie social events of 2008.
June 30, 2008 - The Preschool at Forty Carrots Family Center was one of the first programs in the country to achieve accreditation under the newest, most stringent guidelines by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
May 5, 2008 - Forty Carrots Family Center and the Sarasota County Tax Collector's Office were honored at the recent Central West Coast Chapter's Florida Public Relations Association Annual Image Awards ceremony. The agencies partnered with 2007-2008 program funder The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. to present Buckle Up Baby! - the area's only mobile infant and child seat safety inspection program. Buckle Up Baby! won an Image Award for its exceptional Public Relations Campaign.
2008 - The Preschool at Forty Carrots won FINALIST for Best Preschool in the Herald Tribune Reader's Choice Award (2007 Winner - Best Preschool in Sarasota)
2008 - Forty Carrots awarded Best of Sarasota Award - Preschool Category by the U.S. Business Association
2007 - The Preschool at Forty Carrots won Family Living Magazine's Reader's Choice Award