Partners

The Council’s work would not be possible without its partners. Florida benefits from many individuals, organizations and coordinating bodies that work to improve the lives of children, youth and families. Links to the homepages of a few of our partners and descriptions follow.

Association of Early Learning Coalitions
An organization comprised of 31 Early Learning Coalitions throughout the State of Florida, which supports the role of the Early Learning Coalitions to develop and administer comprehensive school readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs.

Children’s Movement
The citizen-led, non-partisan Children’s Movement of Florida works to inform political, business and civic leaders, parents and people of this state about issues related to the well-being and education of children.

Children's Week
Children’s Week develops and implements hundreds of community events and activities statewide to share valuable knowledge and information about children’s issues in each community across the state and at the State Capitol.

Florida Afterschool Network
The mission of the Florida Afterschool Network is to provide unified leadership to advocate for the development, enhancement and sustainability of innovative, high quality afterschool programs and policies statewide.

Florida Children and Youth Cabinet
The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet ensures interdepartmental collaboration and program implementation so services designed for children and youth are planned, managed and delivered in a holistic and integrated manner.

Florida Department of Children and Families
The Florida Department of Children and Families focuses on improving the lives of individuals and families by protecting the vulnerable, promoting strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advancing personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Florida Department of Education
The Florida Department of Education serves as the single repository of education data from school districts, community colleges, universities and independent postsecondary institutions.

Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health is the state agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all residents and visitors in the state through organized state and community efforts, including cooperative agreements with counties.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
The mission of the Department of Juvenile Justice is to increase public safety by reducing juvenile delinquency through effective prevention, intervention and treatment services that strengthen families and turn around the lives of troubled youth.

Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office
The Florida Head Start State Collaboration Office is a federally funded office with the specific purpose of supporting and improving collaboration between Head Start and other providers of educational, medical, and social services in Florida.

Florida Legislature
One of Florida’s governing bodies, which includes two chambers – the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives.

Office of Early Learning
Florida’s Office of Early Learning is the government entity dedicated to ensuring the accessibility, affordability and quality of early learning services for Florida’s children and families.

One Goal Summer Conference
The One Goal Summer Conference brings together early education, care providers and leaders from around the state to share information on best practices and build common frameworks to assist in unified planning for young children and their families.

Success By 6
An initiative of the United Way, Success By 6 ensures children under the age of six enter school prepared to be successful throughout the years that follow.

United Way of Florida
A statewide association representing Florida’s 34 United Ways on legislative and administrative issues, policy development for the Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign, training, and disaster preparation, response and recovery issues.