The Best Place for Kids!® launches first-of-its-kind app to connect Fort Worth parents with free resources, events and educational opportunities

The Parent Pass app was designed by Fort Worth families, for Fort Worth families and features a multitude of free resources for parents, including a local child care locator, learning resources for children ages 0-18, family events, giveaways, and more. for neighbors and more.

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Best Place for Kids!, the public-private partnership focused on ensuring every Fort Worth child is on a path to learning and success in life, today announces the official launch of its Parent Pass app. for Fort Worth families. The Parent Pass app is the first app of its kind designed by parents, for parents, to give you all the information and resources you need as parents in Fort Worth in one place. The best place for children! is celebrating the launch of the Parent Pass app with a family celebration on October 8, 2022.

The Parent Pass app for Fort Worth families features a multitude of free resources for parents, including a local child care locator, learning resources for children ages 0-18, family events, gifts for neighbors, and more.

Parent Pass is free to download and use. The app gives parents the opportunity to connect with other parents in Fort Worth and gain instant access to educational opportunities and key resources for families and children from birth through high school. Parent Pass includes unique features like:

  • Local Child Care Finder
  • Calendar of free neighborhood events and programs
  • Free mental health and wellness resources
  • Activities and learning resources for children at home
  • Ability to exchange gifts with other Fort Worth families
  • Real-time crime data for every Fort Worth neighborhood
  • Direct access to family and childhood specialists and emergency hotlines

The app was designed in conjunction with 100 Fort Worth families who weighed each feature, ensuring its relevance and usefulness. These 100 families from nine diverse neighborhoods in Fort Worth met each month and spent more than 1,200 hours developing and designing key features and functionality of the app.

“By partnering with Fort Worth families to create the Parent Pass app, we were able to bring the specific resources, partners and supports that matter most to them into one place. This not only makes Parent Pass convenient for families, but helps provide access to many free events and parent-recommended resources that all Fort Worth parents should know about and have access to,” said Sadie Funk, director of The Best Place for Kids. “We look forward to building an even more inspiring and empowering community of parents and families here in Fort Worth who are all connected and helping each other through the Parent Pass app.”

“I am so proud of the many partners and parents from across this city who have come together to contribute their time and talents to create a unique resource for every local family here in Fort Worth,” said Mayor Mattie Parker. . “As our city grows, so do our opportunities to innovate and change things for the better – the Parent Pass app is a shining example of what our city can do when we all work together to build a more connected community and a better future.” brighter for all”. child and family.

To celebrate the launch of the Parent Pass app, The Best Place for Kids! is hosting a free launch celebration on October 8, 2022 at Dream Park with games, bouncy houses, giveaways, food, and many community partners who will have activities for kids of all ages. Families can register for the free event at

Parents and caregivers residing in Fort Worth can download the Parent Pass app for free from the App Store or Google Play and view a tutorial on how to use the app at

About The Best Place for Kids!®

The best place for children! It is rooted in the belief that education is about developing the whole child. Together with leaders in philanthropy, education, health care, business, nonprofits, and our local cities and counties, we are employing a whole-community, whole-child approach to build a more connected and supportive local ecosystem that enables students and families prosper. Learn more about The Best Place for Kids! at

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