The Future Project is all about imagining a new early learning future in Florida
We are building a coalition grounded in parent and educator voices. Together, we will create an actionable roadmap for the future of early learning policy and funding in our state.
Hearing the dreams and struggles of Florida parents and educators is our starting point to reimagine the future for our youngest learners. Following our listening tour, parents, educators, center owners and directors, advocates, and state policy experts will work collaboratively to plan the future.
This work is made possible by the Helios Education Foundation. You can read more in a Helios guest blog.
Parents, we want to hear from you.
Parents know what's best for their children. We want you to have the tools, services, and resources you need for your children's early learning experience (ages 0-5).
Educators, you shape the future.
Early learning educators are brain-builders, not babysitters. Even if you may be underpaid and underappreciated, we know you have chosen the most important work in the world. We need you, and your perspective can help improve the system for all of us.
Let's Talk About Early Learning
Through a listening tour, hundreds of Floridians will share critical perspectives and become the core of this effort. We've begun a series of "Let's Talk!" sessions, asking simple questions about the experiences parents, educators, family child care home operators and center owners/directors have had with early learning.
- Listening sessions in 15+ Florida cities—and virtually (Summer 2022)
- Release of key takeaways from the listening tour (October 2022)
- Workgroup meets to draft the roadmap (November/December 2022)
- Community conversations and feedback/edits (February/March 2023)
- Launching our roadmap (May/June 2023)