Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Inaugural Built to Thrive Summit
Ten years after The Children’s Movement of Florida began with a “Milk Party” tour engaging more than 15,000 Floridians all across the state, we decided to convene parents, teachers, business leaders, politicians, and state leaders to again focus on children’s well-being: We launched our Built to Thrive summit with more than 700 participants in a live, virtual event.
The pandemic times highlighted the link between positive relationships starting in infancy, high-quality early education, access to preventive health care, and financial stability for families–all critical to ensure a strong start for Florida children. And research has proven that we can expect an incredible return from investing in children and building community resilience.
Our agenda included national experts and local change makers, bridging the worlds of politics, business, and early childhood. Keynote presentations from Dr. Jack Shonkoff and Dr. Dipesh Navsaria bookended the program.