Built to Thrive Summit 2023

Built to Thrive

Thursday, November 2, 2023

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.

These critical conversations with our audience of state leaders, parents, teachers, business leaders, and elected officials strengthen partnerships and inform both our 2024 legislative agenda and priorities for year-round outreach and engagement work.

You can view the video archive from our 2022 summit here. 

2023 Built to Thrive Summit Agenda

Keynote - Mind Shift: The Next Step Toward Real Progress on Early Learning 

Marcia Cox Mitchell

Marica Cox Mitchell

Vice President, Early Childhood, Bainum Family Foundation

A New Lens on Early Intervention and Early Literacy

Sandra Bermudez

Sandra Bermudez

CEO, The Lucy Project

Shaunté Duggins

Shaunté Duggins, Ph.D.

Associate Director, University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning, New Worlds Reading Initiative

Heather Manley

Heather Manley

Director of Certification, Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE)

Our Human Voice: Speaking Up for Maternal Health

Kamia Brown

Kamia Brown

Senior Director, Healthcare Transformation Sunshine Health

Engaging Florida Fathers: A State Priority in Action

Joseph Gerstenfeld

Joseph Gerstenfeld

Program Manager, T.E.A.M. Dad

Jean Senatus

Jean Senatus

T.E.A.M. Dad Fatherhood Coach, Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade

Joseph Neal

Joseph Neal

T.E.A.M. Dad Coordinator

Damon Francis

Damon Francis

Dad

Jeanette Torres

Jeanette Torres

CEO, Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade

Cathy Timuta

Cathy Timuta

CEO, Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions and Healthy Start MomCare Network

Faye Johnson

Faye Johnson

CEO, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition

A Conversation with Senator Erin Grall

Sen. Grall

Sen. Erin Grall

Florida Senate

Early Childhood Priorities in the Florida Legislature

Sen. Calatayud

Sen. Alexis Calatayud

Florida Senate

Rep. Trabulsy

Rep. Dana Trabulsy

Florida House of Representatives

Business Solutions to the Child Care Crisis

Kyle Baltuch

Kyle Baltuch

Senior Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Early Learning, Florida Chamber Foundation, Tallahassee

Rep. McFarland

Rep. Fiona McFarland

Florida House of Representatives

Hosts

MKT

Madeleine Thakur

President and CEO, The Children's Movement of Florida

Dave

David Lawrence Jr.

Founder and Board Chair, Children's Movement of Florida

Resources & Links from our live chat on November 2, 2023

 

See our summit archive

Baby feet. Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

Built to Thrive Summit 2022

A presentation from our keynote, Dr. Bruce Perry, plus presentations on engaging fathers, kindergarten readiness, and the new CDC milestones.

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Adult helping boy

Built to Thrive 2021

A keynote presentation on getting all children ready for kindergarten, plus perspectives from a Florida father, early childhood educators, legislators, and more.

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Child with building blocks

Built to Thrive 2020

Our first annual summit featured keynote presentations from Dr. Jack Shonkoff and Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, and conversations with legislatiors, business leaders, and community champions.

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