Early Learning: Preparing Tomorrow’s Agile Workforce Today

By Dr. Brittany Birken, Florida Children’s Council In discussions on Florida’s talent pipeline and workforce development, early childhood development is not typically top of mind. […]

A Tribute to Mentors

By Dr. Brittany Birken, Florida Children’s Council Early in my life, my mother told me that my motto was “leap and the net will appear.” […]

Healthy Beginnings

by Dr. Stacy Howard, Florida Children’s Council – Did you know that every year Florida welcomes more than 215,000 newborns?  Florida ranks as the 4th […]


By Dr. Stacy Howard – Florida Children’s Council.  Last week, I had the pleasure of attending my first Florida Association of Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) […]

Council Board Brings State and Local Leaders to Tallahassee

By Dr. Stacy Howard, Florida Children’s Council.  Earlier this month, we were honored to host a meeting that brought together a variety of state leaders […]

2014 Children’s Week – Join the Event, Support the Message!

By Guest Bloggers – Children’s Week Team:  Year after year, as you have heard about Children’s Week in the news and seen pictures around town, […]

Data is the Missing Piece: Using the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a Valuable Resource

By Dr. Stacy Howard, Florida Children’s Council  – ‘Tis the season for messaging in Florida given the 2014 legislative session begins on Tuesday March 4th.  For […]

Become Involved or Stay Informed

By Dr. Stacy Howard, Florida Children’s Council. This week marks the 6th legislative committee week leading up to the start of the 2014 Legislative Session.  […]

The Headline is Simple: An Hour a Week Can Change a Life

By Guest Bloggers, The Children’s Movement.  Few indicators are more illustrative of a child’s past and his or her future than the ability of that child […]

Back to School

By Guest Bloggers the Florida Afterschool Network.  Once again, the summer has flown by too fast and it’s time to think – Back to School!  As […]

The Stories of Our Fathers

The older I get, the more I realize how much I draw upon my parents’ wisdom and words they shared with me when I was a growing child—particularly that of my father.

2013 Children’s Week – Help Us Celebrate!

By Guest Bloggers, the Children’s Weeks team.  Children’s Week is rapidly approaching, with just weeks left until we begin our first event for the week, […]

Children’s Council Board Brings Tallahassee Leaders to the Table

By Dr. Stacy Howard, the Florida Children’s Council — Last week, we were so pleased to host a cadre of influential Tallahassee leaders who sat down with […]

The True Gift

By Dr. Stacy Howard, the Florida Children’s Council. As I dropped my oldest son off at preschool this morning, I was profoundly touched by his […]

Celebrating a Milestone

By Dr. Stacy Howard, the Florida Children’s Council. The field of early learning professionals achieved a collective milestone in 2012 – one that has had a […]

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