Florida

Our Florida allies keep birth-through-eight outcomes front and center with state legislators— and their hard work pays off. 

State Allies:

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The Children's Movement of Florida • Miami, FL
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Florida's Early Learning Consortium • Tallahassee, FL
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Top Priorities for 2020

Continue to increase quality in pre-k, offering incentive pay for providers who demonstrate positive teacher-child interactions.

Fund additional compensation for teachers who advance their credentials.

In the 2019 legislative session, Florida advocates won significant new funding for programs that drive early childhood success.

  • Led an Education and Outreach Campaign for Policymakers; Visited Early Learning Centers with 23 State Legislators to Sustain Momentum
  • Passed a Bill Addressing Early Learning Teacher Professional Development Focused on Effective Teacher-Child Interactions
  • Won $3.8 Million in Pre-K Funding
  • Won $136.2 Million in School Readiness Funding
  • Added $3 Million for Professional Development
  • $10 Million in Funding for the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program
  • $1.8 Million for Help Me Grow Florida, a Program That Provides Free Developmental and Behavioral Screenings and Connects Children to the Resources They Need to Succeed

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for Florida’s young children by providing state allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice

News from Florida

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Brighter Horizon in Florida

Although Florida has long been called the Sunshine State, the outlook for children is getting a whole lot brighter these days; particularly for children at greatest risk of school failure.

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