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

State Allies:

The Children's Movement of Florida • Miami, FL
Florida's Early Learning Consortium • Tallahassee, FL
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.
  • $3.8 million in pre-k funding.
  • $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 large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape Florida early childhood state policy.

  • 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

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