Events

Upcoming Events

The Future Call

The Future Call

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 12 - 12:45 pm

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The Future Call
Conversations on Florida’s Early Learning Future

This is a community call for Floridians interested in supporting our youngest learners and the adults who help them thrive. It’s an opportunity to share successes and best practices aligned to the recommendations in Florida’s Early Learning Roadmap, and to collaborate for continued progress.  

Past Events

The Children's Movement of Florida Live

2024 Legislative Recap

Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 10 am - 10:45 pm

Zoom

Learn about bills that passed this legislative session, important budget decisions, and bills that didn't make it through as our president and CEO, Madeleine Thakur, speaks with Michele Watson, CEO of the Florida Alliance of Children's Councils & Trusts (FACCT).

We come together as a community to celebrate the progress made before we refocus on what's next for 2025 and beyond.
 

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Bosses for Babies Launch: The Guide to Family-Friendly Workplaces in Florida

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 10 - 11 am

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Join us for a one-hour conversation to launch the Guide to Family-Friendly Workplaces in Florida, an important new resource for employers and employees alike. You'll find information on family-friendly benefits, case studies, and tools to get started--whether you're implementing new policies or enhancing existing ones. There is no one-size-fits-all approach; you'll find tips for companies of all sizes and across sectors.

Built to Thrive

Built to Thrive Summit

Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 10 am - 12 pm

Zoom

For the fourth year in a row, The Children's Movement of Florida held its virtual summit to bridge the worlds of politics, business, and early childhood. Our fast-paced, two-hour program elevated some of the most prominent local and national voices on healthy child development, early learning and literacy, and economic self-sufficiency for families.

The Future Call

The Future Project Update: Launching Florida's Early Learning Roadmap

Friday, August 18, 2023 | 12 - 1 pm

Zoom

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of Florida's Early Learning Roadmap.

Over the last 18 months, The Future Project has worked to imagine a new early learning future in Florida. After traveling throughout the state hosting more than 65 listening and feedback sessions engaging 850+ Floridians, our Steering Committee (made up of 70% parents and educators) worked collaboratively to create an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

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Bosses for Babies: Retaining Your Workforce: Strategies for Success

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 12 - 2 pm

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown, 316 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Research has shown that family-friendly policies and practices are a key driver of recruitment and retention, and can even increase loyalty and productivity. In a tight labor market, these policies become even more important.

Join us for a conversation with local business leaders to celebrate the launch of our Guide to Family-Friendly Workplaces in Florida. 

Speakers:

  • Eddie Gonzalez-Loumiet, CEO, Ruvos

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Palm Beach

Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 6:30 - 8 pm

ELC Palm Springs, 1630 S Congress Ave, Palm Springs, FL 33461

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Suncoast

Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 3:30 - 5 pm

Zoom

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

Reading Pals Conference

2023 ReadingPals Conference & Celebration

Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 12 - 1:15 pm

Zoom

For the second consecutive year, we held our statewide virtual ReadingPals Conference & Celebration!  We heard from experts in early literacy, mentoring, and social-emotional development. We discussed concepts, skills, and insights that can be applied as volunteers, parents/caregivers, teachers, and supporters.

Our topics included grade-level reading efforts in Florida, developing emotional intelligence as students and mentors, and how to use the Science of Reading to improve early literacy skills.

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Construyendo el Futuro de la Educación Temprana (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Zoom

The Future Project se trata de imaginar un nuevo futuro para la educación temprana  en Florida. Basándonos en las voces de los padres y educadores, estamos creando un mapa de ruta accionable  para el futuro de lalegislación  y el financiamiento  de la educación temprana en nuestro estado.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Boca Raton

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 5:30 - 7 pm

Fuller Center- East Campus, 200 NE 14th St, Boca Raton, FL 33432

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Construyendo el Futuro de la Educación Temprana

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 5:30 - 7 pm

Golden Gate Center for Enrichment 3225 Se Dixie Hwy Stuart, FL 34997

The Future Project se trata de imaginar un nuevo futuro para la educación temprana  en Florida. Basándonos en las voces de los padres y educadores, estamos creando un mapa de ruta accionable  para el futuro de lalegislación  y el financiamiento  de la educación temprana en nuestro estado.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Children's Forum

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Zoom

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Martin County

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 8:30 - 10 am

Children's Services Council of Martin County, 101 SE Central Pkwy, Stuart, FL 34994

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Jacksonville

Friday, June 9, 2023 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Kids Hope Alliance, 1095 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32206

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Tallahassee

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Leon County Children's Services Council, 2002 Old Saint Augustine Rd Bldg A, Tallahassee, FL 32301

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Pensacola

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 | 11:30 am - 1 pm

Global Learning Academy, 100 N P St, Pensacola, FL 32505

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Polk County Virtual

Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Zoom

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Miami-Dade (South)

Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 10 - 11:30 am

South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th St, Cutler Bay, FL 33189


The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Virtual

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Zoom

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.

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Paving the Road to Early Learning Success - Miami-Dade (North)

Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 10 - 11:30 am

North Dade Regional Library (Auditorium), 2455 NW 183rd St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

The Future Project is all about imagining a new early-learning future in Florida. Grounded in parent and educator voices, we are creating an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.

This work has been designed with three initial phases. First, we held our listening tour throughout the state, talking to parents and educators about their dreams, challenges, and experiences with early learning here in Florida.